Our beautiful handles are made with extremely limited European Maple Burl available in Olive Green, Mediterranean Blue or Natural Brown colours. The wood has to be dried for two years before it undergoes the process of stabilisation. This ensures the wood is completely waterproof to avoid bacteria growth and is able to last generations. The stabilised premium-cut maple burl is cut into an octagonal shaped ambidextrous handle to give you a firm grip on the knife. Not only is the handle aesthetically pleasing, it is also perfectly balanced and light. This allows for maximum precision and more controlled movements during use. After all, maple wood is a a strong and durable wood with good resistance to decay.