Our Ever Evolving Wood Collection: Discover the Stories and Surprises

At Provenance Made, we are dedicated to crafting heirloom-quality knives that not only demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship but also raise awareness about the captivating stories of the woods used in their creation. we're always on the lookout for new and interesting woods that become available, bringing an element of surprise and discovery to our collection. Our current selection features Ipe, Rosewood, Lignum Vitae, and Tiger Maple, each with its own unique history and charm. By sharing the tales of these woods, we hope to inspire a deeper connection with the past while also promoting conservation efforts to create a brighter future through advocacy.

  1. Ipe: The Ironwood of the Amazon Ipe, also known as Brazilian Walnut or Ironwood, is a dense and durable wood found primarily in the Amazon rainforest. Its strength and resistance to decay make it perfect for outdoor applications, like the famous Coney Island Boardwalk in New York. This wood has a rich chocolate brown color, and its captivating story lies in its ability to withstand harsh environments while maintaining its beauty and elegance.

  2. Rosewood: Timeless Elegance and Rich History Rosewood is a luxurious wood known for its deep, rich colors, and striking grain patterns. Its dense and durable nature has made it a popular choice for fine furniture, musical instruments, and intricate carvings. Rosewood's story is one of timeless elegance, as seen in iconic creations like the Chippendale furniture and the fretboards of legendary guitars crafted by Gibson and Martin.

  3. Lignum Vitae: Nature's Resilient Gift Lignum Vitae, also known as the "Tree of Life," is one of the densest and hardest woods on Earth. Its natural oils make it self-lubricating, perfect for applications requiring durability and low friction, such as ship propeller shaft bearings and clock gears. This wood's story is a testament to nature's resilience and versatility, as it has been used in countless engineering marvels throughout history.

  4. Tiger Maple: The Artistry of Master Craftsmen Tiger Maple, with its unique, rippled grain patterns that resemble a tiger's stripes, is a highly sought-after wood for fine furniture and cabinetry. Its vibrant, shimmering appearance showcases the artistry of master craftsmen who have used it to create iconic pieces like the Townsend and Goddard furniture of the 18th century. The story of Tiger Maple is one of artistic mastery and visual allure that continues to captivate wood enthusiasts today.

  5. The Element of Surprise: At Provenance Made, we are constantly exploring new and interesting woods to incorporate into our knives. As availability changes, we seize the opportunity to create limited edition pieces that showcase the beauty and uniqueness of these rare materials. This ever-evolving selection ensures that there is always something new and exciting to discover in the world of Provenance Made knives.

Our goal at Provenance Made is not only to provide beautiful, functional knives that connect us to the rich histories of these remarkable woods but also to encourage a greater appreciation for the ecosystems they come from. By raising awareness and promoting conservation efforts, we aim to preserve these irreplaceable resources for generations to come. With every Provenance Made knife, you are not just owning a piece of art, but you are also contributing to a legacy of reverence and restoration for our planet's most precious natural treasures.

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