#2 Fossil Brain Coral and Spalted Tamarind Large Brawny Linerlock

Description

One of a kind beautiful Fossil Brain Coral and Spalted Tamarind Large Brawny Linerlock with damascus steel blade.

Features

  • Handle Material: Fossil Brain Coral
  • Bolster Material: Spalted Tamarind 

Dimensions

  • Blade Length: 3 7/8"
  • Overall Length: 7 5/8"
  • Thickness: 1"

Detailed Description 

Brain Coral refers to corals that have a spheroid shape and grooves which look like a brain. This type of coral grows in shallow warm water coral reefs. Fossil Brain Coral is from the Pleistocene era and is technically a rock. Since the beginning of the 1st millennium, coral has been highly prized as a gem because it was believed to have mysterious, powerful and sacred properties. 

Tamarind is a massive leguminous tree that produces a pod-like fruit and is native to tropical Africa. This fruit is used extensively in cooking and in natural medicine. The wood is hard and strong, the sapwood (outer layer of the tree) is pale-yellow, and takes a good polish. Because the wood is strong and durable it is often used for furniture, planking on boats, and tool handles. The wood can often be spalted. Spalted wood is wood that was in the process of rotting and had a bunch of fungi in the wood. The fungi makes lines pen-like black lines in Tamarind and results in some wild looking figure. The Spalted Tamarind is from a well-known wood turner located on the Big Island of Hawaii.