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Ziricote Wood

Zirikoteholz

Ziricote (alternative spelling: Siricote) is the common name for Cordia dodecandra, a type of fine wood often used to make exclusive handle scales for knives.

Ziricote is a member of the Cordia family, named for the German physician and botanist Euricius Cordus (1486-1535) . The ziricote tree is indigenous to Central America and the Caribbean, especially southern Mexico and Cuba. Ziricote trees can grow up to 27 meters tall. The trunk of an adult tree can reach a radius of about 80 centimeters. Its growth is straight and branch-free which makes it very well suitable for many applications. Ziricote heartwood is particularly striking. It has a rich dark brown color laced with fine black veins.

The wood has small to medium-sized pores and a rather homogenous texture with mostly straight fibers, which can also develop a slight wave in some cases. The sapwood is much lighter than the heartwood and is not used to make handle scales. Ziricote wood is relatively heavy and extremely strong. Due to its tendency to develop cracks, the wood is difficult and slow to dry. In its dried state, however, it is very sturdy and break-resistant. Ziricote wood can be nicely polished to an exquisite silky sheen.

Soon after its discovery by Europeans in Central America, ziricote wood became a popular material for many applications, mainly elegant furniture, musical instruments rifle stocks and knife handles. Ziricote is very expensive. The high price point is not just due to its exotic origin but also reflects the effort needed to process the wood.

Knvies with Ziricote handle scales
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, 420C, Zirikoteholz
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Fox Knives Nauta Ziricote
60,95 € * 44,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nein, Slipjoint, M390, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Livri Ziricote
90,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Flipper, Linerlock, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Ziggy Ziricote
159,95 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Nitro-B, Zirikoteholz
Viper Sakura Utility Knife
93,95 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Nitro-B, Zirikoteholz
Viper Sakura Office Knife
73,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Flipper, Slipjoint, N690, Zirikoteholz
Viper Dan1 Ziricote
125,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Linerlock, N690, Zirikoteholz
FKMD Deimos Ziricote
166,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Grau, Daumenpin, Linerlock, Damast, Aluminium
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Leopard-Damascus II
599,00 € *
Taschenmesser, Grau, Daumenpin, Linerlock, Damast, Aluminium
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Leopard-Damascus I
579,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, VG-10, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Octopus Vulgaris Ziricote
216,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Silber, Feststehend, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Arditi Ziricote
227,00 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Flipper, Linerlock, M390, Zirikoteholz
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Viper Novis Bolster Ziricote Wood
194,95 € * 169,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Flipper, Slipjoint, N690, Zirikoteholz
Viper Dan2 Ziricote Wood
125,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Klingensporn, Friction Folder, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives BB Drago Ziracote
91,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Klingensporn, Friction Folder, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Slim Dragotac Ziricote
110,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Daumenpin, Linerlock, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Terzuola Design
126,95 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Daumenpin, Linerlock, N690, Zirikoteholz
Fox Knives Rhino
168,59 € *