I am wanting to make some kitchen knives with hidden tang handles. I have some lighter( Koa, lacewood, spalted maple) stabilized wood coming for the main handle but want to do a contrast on the fronts. I looked at Windsor Plywood today and all of the ebony they have is too thin for what I want to do. They have some really nice looking wenge that I can buy by the foot. Is wenge okay to use unstabilized? I have read that it tends to have voids but I can fix that with epoxy mixed with saw dust or use straight epoxy to fill as it will smooth out in final finishing. Any other ideas for dark wood that might work?