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Birch Wood

Curly birch is a type of wood used in knife manufacture to make handle scales. The light gray to light brown wood is very dense and hard and has a strong dark brown pattern.

The curly birch is indigenous to the very north of Europe. Outside of Scandinavia, it also grows in Finland and north-west Russia. From north to south, the tree\'s geographic range reaches from the North Cape to Hardangervidda, a plateau in southern Norway. Like all birch species, curly birches are frugal and thrive in the region\'s harsh climate and nutrient-poor soil. Curly birches are a short species, usually growing just one to two meters tall. The low growth of the curly birch is very favorable for making knife handles.

The species doesn\'t just have a height-restricted growth – the trunk also grows just a few millimeters every year. The trunk of a fully mature tree is usually no wider than about 10 to 20 centimeters in diameter. This means that the annual rings of the trunk wood are very close together. Thus, the wood of the curly birch has a low water content and higher wood fiber content than the wood of other birch species from regions with a milder climate and richer soil. It is particularly strong and dense.

Curly birch wood is easy to process – and knife handles made from this material often last several generations. In the native region of this wood, in Northern Europe, it has been common knowledge for centuries that the dense and firm wood of the curly birch is very well suited for making handle scales. Therefore, the wood is considered the classic choice for knife handles.

Since the late 18th century, curly birch wood has also been used in the manufacture of furniture. Among the entire population of curly birches, patterned trunks are very rare. Therefore, some countries in the main dispersal area (such as Finland) protect the species with a logging quota.

Knives with curly burch handle scales
Hieno Maserbirke
Karesuando Hieno Curly Birch
256,00 € *
Hunter RWL
Karesuando Hunter RWL
284,00 € *
Terzuola 525 Birchwood
Fox Knives Terzuola 525 Birchwood
126,95 € *
Laxen
Karesuando Laxen
141,95 € *
Spiggen
Karesuando Spiggen
163,95 € *
Överlevnad Diamant
Karesuando Överlevnad Diamant
307,00 € *
Bävern Damast 10
Karesuando Bävern Damascus 10
537,00 € *
Hunter Damast 10
Karesuando Hunter Damascus 10
576,00 € *
Hunter Damast 8
Karesuando Hunter Damascus 8
499,00 € *
Hunter 8 Damast
Karesuando Hunter 8 Damascus
555,00 € *
Lantalainen Damascus
Karesuando Lantalainen Damascus
499,00 € *
Ripan Damast
Karesuando Ripan Damascus
588,00 € *
Jägaren
Karesuando Jägaren
358,00 € *
Vildmark
Karesuando Vildmark
184,95 € *
Älgen Special
Karesuando Älgen Special
166,95 € *
Älgen
Karesuando Älgen
158,95 € *
Älgen II
Karesuando Älgen II
187,95 € *
Hunter 10
Karesuando Hunter 10
219,00 € *
Hunter 8
Karesuando Hunter 8
215,00 € *
Vargen
Karesuando Vargen
163,95 € *
Örnen
Karesuando Örnen
159,95 € *
Galten Exclusive
Karesuando Galten Exclusive
189,95 € *
Bocken
Karesuando Bocken
202,00 € *
Björnen
Karesuando Björnen
223,00 € *
Johtalit
Karesuando Johtalit
191,95 € *
Giron
Karesuando Giron
166,95 € *
Räven
Karesuando Räven
178,95 € *
Kultingen
Karesuando Kultingen
164,95 € *
Rasto
Karesuando Rasto
358,00 € *
Kebne
Karesuando Kebne
204,00 € *
Vildmark
Karesuando Vildmark
155,95 € *
Galten
Karesuando Galten
163,95 € *
Järven
Karesuando Järven
282,00 € *
Karesuando
Karesuando Karesuando
261,00 € *
Pältsa
Karesuando Pältsa
218,00 € *
Närvä
Sale
Karesuando Närvä
194,95 € * 149,95 € *
Huggaren
Karesuando Huggaren
223,00 € *
Stoera Aksu Natur
Karesuando Stoera Aksu Natur
256,00 € *
Stoera Aksu Brun
Karesuando Stoera Aksu Brun
256,00 € *
Unna Aksu Survival Natur
Karesuando Unna Aksu Survival Natur
320,00 € *
Unna Aksu Brun
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241,00 € *
Unna Aksu Natur
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241,00 € *
Unna Aksu Survival Brun
Karesuando Unna Aksu Survival Brun
320,00 € *