Limited Edition IBC Chisel Handle: Ironwood, Desert
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 Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota). This species is found in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Heartwood color ranges from an orangish yellow to a darker red or brown, with darker violet to black streaks. Some pieces may be almost entirely black. Narrow yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. Due to the small size of the tree, grain can be wild or gnarled. Fine even texture and excellent natural luster.
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 not neccessarially the actual chisel handle in your selected wood species that you will receive but is highly representative of the handle in the wood specis that you selected that you will receive. Differences from the picture will be extremly slight, almost unnoticable.