My current favourite wood handle material is curly birch. There is something about the near luminescence, pearling, and overall character that really grabs me. White Feather Blades is building me a custom chopper in S7 with stabilised curley birch, and I've put a request in for a Liten Bror and a Canadian Special outfitted to complete my ideal trinity.
Can any curly birch owners or Reverend Mike speak to their experiences with curly birch? Specifically to durability, care, and feel/gription. I know the Scandi universe uses it as their go-to handle material, and has for centuries. From what i gather, Barkie-birch is a whole different beastie from the traditional Scandi material.
Then again, a stacked birch bark Nebula II has a huge retro-coolness in my wee brain. Sorry if I have resurrected a thread from peaceful slumber. Truth be told, replies won't sell or deter me from curly birch, but I would sincerely appreciate any schooling I can get on it from a BRKT standpoint.
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