Karelian burl birch A Nordic beauty


Karelian burl birch is a perfect handle wood for kitchen knives

Fascinating grain of a Karelian burl birch

Karelian birch, also known as Karelian birch or Karelian birch wood, is an exceptional type of wood that is valued for its fascinating grain and natural beauty. This wood comes from the forests of Karelia in Northern Europe and has a long tradition in handicrafts and the manufacture of high-quality products.

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Appearance and characteristics of the Karelian curly birch

The characteristic grain of Karelian burl birch is the result of a rare phenomenon in which the wood forms in irregular patterns and swirls. This grain can take a variety of forms, from wild swirls to fine lines and dots, giving each piece a unique and individual aesthetic.
The wood of Karelian burl birch is usually light yellow to reddish in colour, with the grain often appearing in darker shades. 
These contrasts give the wood a lively and appealing appearance, making it a sought-after material for the production of high-quality knife handles, furniture and handicrafts.
In addition to its aesthetic beauty, Karelian burl birch also has remarkable hardness and stability, making it an excellent choice for knife handles and a variety of applications. 
It is resistant to scratches and wear and maintains its shape and structure even under extreme conditions.

Uses of an exceptional wood

Karelian burl birch is used in a variety of applications due to its unique grain and robust properties. It is predestined for kitchen knife handles due to its hardness and water-repellent properties. In furniture manufacturing, it is often used for table tops, cabinet fronts and decorative panelling to add a touch of luxury and elegance.
It is also used in the manufacture of jewellery and small craft items, where its vibrant grain makes each piece artistically unique. From watch cases to knife handles and jewellery boxes – Karelian curly birch gives every object a very special touch.
Karelian curly birch is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and sought-after types of wood in the world. With its unique grain, hardness and stability as well as its versatility in use, it has gained a firm place in the world of craftsmanship and design.

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Karelian burl birch A Nordic beauty

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Claus Ermlich

Is a trained Maître Cuisinier with well-traveled experience in fine dining in top international gastronomy. Studied hotel business administration, consultant for project development in the hotel industry & SAP HCM consultant.

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