What kind of wood is this?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Tom Lewis, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Tom Lewis

    Tom Lewis

    Feb 24, 2000
    This board was given to me so I have no idea what it is. It is very heavy, dense and hard. It has a really nice grain pattern.
  2. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider Stuff maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    I don’t know, but that inlay is cool as hell
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  3. javand


    Oct 17, 2010
    Looks like Ipe to me.
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  4. Destructabot


    Jul 21, 2017
    Second that.
  5. Greenberg Woods

    Greenberg Woods Wood Fanatic and Rosewood Addict

    Dec 27, 2013
    Yep. Its ipe.
  6. Tom Lewis

    Tom Lewis

    Feb 24, 2000
    Josh, thanks for the compliment. Thanks to the rest for the identification. I had never heard of ipe wood.
  7. chumaman


    Nov 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  8. John L

    John L

    Oct 28, 2004
  9. SirSpice


    Jun 14, 2013
  10. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    I never get sick of that meme :D
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  11. chumaman


    Nov 13, 2012
    make a simple test... Sand it... Ipe produces a very fine, yellowish dust....any other color ...reddish therefore not Ipe

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