The relatively new Offensive Weapons Act makes it a revolving question whether our messers and swords can be purchased by those living in the UK.
Of course, the story is not that simple. The heavily legal wording of the act does very little to help ordinary people, to decide how and if the act is applicable to purchases. So we did the best we could to clear up at least part of the matter and aside from checking the act ourselves, we consulted with legal experts about the problem.
If you ever checked our website, you most probably noticed that Beech is almost exclusively the standard grip material for our messers.
Of course, the price has a role in this, but there are other factors as well that make this wood great to be used as a grip material.
We arrived at a dense forest of walnut, which is one of the most diverse grip materials in our range with more than 21 individual species. The genus name "Juglans" (which translates roughly to "fruit of the gods") originates from the term "Juvis Glans" (meaning the Glans of Jupiter).
It is a well-known, popular and versatile hardwood, therefore older trees are becoming rarer day by day. This makes walnut an ever more valuable and costly wood type.
Another fruit tree is next in line; let's see what we know about Pear!
Pear is quite an exclusive wood. It's decorative and elegant in a way that none of the previously presented woods.
No, it's not a box of wood. It's not even just wood in a box. Yes, it is called Boxwood.
This wood has a very fine, even grain structure, no matter how you cut it. The alburnum and the duramen can be mostly differentiated while the wood has some moisture, the dried material has a really uniform off-white, waxy yellow color with barely visible darker growth lines.
Mahaleb or Mahaleb cherry is similar to our standard cherry woods, still with a more defined and characteristic look to it.
Earlier we said, this series will include our non-standard grip options.
That's not entirely true, since we discuss Antler in this post, which you can order as a standard option for most of our blades. Still, we felt this material was special enough, to include here.
This material has a large variety based on the animal that produces it; while all antlers will have almost the same properties, pieces from different species will have differences in size, colors, patterns, and even physical properties.