Yes, we use Oak Wood from genuine Kentucky Bourbon Barrels! This is a great bonus to our Bourbon Community, as well as for those wanting that KY touch on their knives.
This is one of our favs here at Hooligan's Forge, due to the striking patterns in the beautiful wood grain. It comes from Central America.
Red Maple is popular for it's rich, consistent grain, and hails from Eastern & North- Central America
It's sleek, dark look is pleasing to look at and even more of a pleasure to hold! This one is also American grown.
African Padauk comes from... guess where??? West Africa. It has a gorgeous red look to it.
Check out that awesome pattern in the wood, hence why it was named Zebrawood. It grows in the tropical rainforests in West Africa.
Wenge is an exotic wood that comes from places such as Zaire, Cameroon, Tanzania, and even the Congo. This wood ranges from medium brown, to near- black in color.
Highly desired for its beautiful grain, Bocote comes from Mexico & South America.
Ironwood is no joke- its tough! It is a timber tree found across the Malesian region of Southeast Asia. It is also a member of the Lauraceae family- which is a group of tropical aromatic plants that includes the avocado, bay laurel & cinnamon tree. There is both this 2- toned color wood (shown) and a dark grain one.
Purple Heart is also sometimes called Amaranth. This wood is highly popular for a unique pop of color. It ranges from a more pinkish tone, to a deep red/ purple. It primarily comes from the Amazon basin, but also from Brazil, Costa Rica and even Trinidad.
Cocobolo is absolutely stunning! It hails from places such as Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama. A distinctive characteristic is its production of natural oils, which provides the wood with its own waterproof polish. It does come in a couple different grain colors, the brighter one shown here and a darker one.
Lignum Vita comes with a story! Known as the hardest wood in the world, it has been used to make submarine shaft bearings, and propeller shaft bearings in conventional ships dating back to the 1920's! It is also known for being a self- oiling wood! It comes from the Caribbean & South America. Fun Fact; Hooligan's Forge had to buy an new saw just to be able to cut this stuff!