Stabilized Chittam Burl, private reserve SOLD

Product no.: 1386 Notify when available

SOLD  The Chittam tree (aka American Smoke Tree) produces one of the world's rarest burls. The tree is native to only two areas in the world. One is a band of Limestone in the Southern US (we just happen to live here) and the other is the Sinai Desert. These are "Tornado Wood"....literally. This wood was sucked out of a Limestone boulder by an F2 tornado which struck Huntsville, AL in 1989. A friend found this burl while walking the debris trail and put it aside to dry for 20 years.These have been stabilized, a process which infuses the wood with an acrylic resin which is then heat cured. This creates a product which is still wood, but has added strength, durability and moisture resistance. The figure and chatoyance in this set of grips is truly remarkable. A deep, hand-rubbed finish adds gloss and depth while providing great extra protection. These aren't just "pretty faces"...they are just as suitable for everyday carry as they are for presentation purposes.

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