There is no wood on American soil as infamous for dulling up a tool than the Black Locust tree. A majority of American Sawyers wont even touch the stuff, but when they do, it results in a rough, tough, durable grain pattern. Pioneers knew this tree as the "fence-post sapling" because of it's incredible durability and resistance to both rot and insect infestation. Some would stick a post straight in the ground and they'd be long dead and buried before the post would decay. Common uses include:
- Tool Handles
- Bow Backings
Our Locust has been locally sourced and dried down to 5% before being stored in our dry-shed under humidity control to ensure the highest quality material for your project. All our material is planed down to the sizes shown below.