Limited Edition IBC Chisel Handle: Amboyna Burl
If you want to add a "Wow" factor to your IBC bench chisels then consider our limited edition chisel handles crafted by our good friend Ammed from unique species of domestic and exotic wood. Made to exclusively fit the IBC bench chisels that we designed and sell.
**** Includes the chisel handle ONLY. Does NOT include the IBC Chisel which must be purchased seperately*****
This handle is crafted from the burl of Amboyna. Amboyna is technically not a distinct species, but is the name of the burl wood from any of the Pterocarpus species comonly found in micro Indonesia area. Most commonly this is Narra (Pterocarpus indicus), but burl sections of Burma Padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) are also sold under the name Amboyna. Amboyna is among the most expensive and sought-after of all burls. It's heartwood ranges from rich reddish brown to lighter yellowish brown. It’s not unusual for pieces to contain sharply contrasting yellowish sapwood.
IBC bench chisels have a unique design where the the blade tang extends through a hardened steel ferrule and into a threaded hardened steel core that is inserted through a hole drilled through the center of the wooden handle (shown in green in the below picture) and is securely attached to the aluminum striking cap.
This design seperates the transmission of force from the handle and to the metal which passes through the handle. This means you can easily replace the wooden handle with any wood species you like since the wood is ONLY used for griping the chisel.
Our limited edition chisel handles are slightily larger in diameter than the original IBC handle, making our limied edition chisel handles a little more bulbous and thus fits your hand more comfortably than the original handle. Plus we hand select the most striking woods to make our chisel handles from.
The picture you see is the actual handle you are purchasing. Once this one is sold that is it. We may have more handles in the same species but we will add a new picture as each handle is very unique.