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Stabilized wood in Canada

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Bowman, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Bowman

    Bowman New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if there is a supplier of stabilized wood in Canada? I pretty much know the answer to this, so where is everyone getting their handle supplies? How much is shipping and customs charges on average? Is there any problems with importing woods and animal materials from the US?

    thanks to all

    Brett
     
  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    I know of 1 place here in Ontario that stocks stabilized wood and everything else for knife making but they do not ship which is ok cause the prices are crazy. I was getting some of my wood from Jantz but lately I've been getting it from woodcraft in Michigan. There stabilized wood selection is not the best but at least I can see it before I buy it. They also have all kinds of natural exotics. Wood coming across the border is not a problem if it is processed as far as I know. If it is a log it would have to be inspected. ... I'm pretty sure. Elephant ivory is not so easy. I believe you need an export permit from the US. Jants even says US sales only. Mammoth ivory and teeth I think are ok. I am not confident enough with my knifemaking skills to spend that much on scales yet so I'm not sure. Lol. As for shipping to Canada my first order from jantz hurt. .... pretty bad. Shipping, brokerage and taxes were almost $100. Since I live so close to Detroit I now have my orders shipped to a US address so shipping is only $10 and they are there in a couple days.
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    You can check out woodstabilizer.com. They don't have a lot of stuff listed and I don't know anything about the quality of the product. But they are Canadian.
     
  4. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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    i would ask the guys at penblanks.ca , icho i know the guys you are talking about. They used to be amazing, then they got bought out and I hate the service there now. I don't go back unless I am desperate and need something now.
     
  5. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Icho. I think I know the place in ontario that you are talking about. Yes it's pricey. And on top of that the micarta handle slabs I got had a jantz sticker on it to boot. I will likely end up putting orders in and having them shipped stateside and going to pick up. Not alot of alternatives at the moment.
     
  6. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Almost all my burl comes from bad dogs burlsource, and my micarta and g10 comes from usa knifemaker. If you want unique or custom stuff I have heard great things about guy noble with Guycarta but again, that's all shipping across the boarder.
     
  7. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    The burl source is where I get my wood. Shipping from the US is reasonable and the products are great. If you buy enough the shipping is free. Oh they have a sale on right now by the way
     
  8. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Lol. Yep Ryan. We are talking about the same place. That $59.99 blade I bought had a sticker on it with a number. When I googled it the jantz website came up with a price of $24.99. That was my first taste of knifemaking and it cost me $115
     
  9. Bowman

    Bowman New Member

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    Well thanks for the info fellas. I could see myself becoming a burlsource addict if it wasn't for shipping and fees. I hate the thought of paying so much more for a product to bring it into the country.
     
  10. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Their stuff is good. I bought some stuff a few years ago (before their move) and am totally satisfied with it.
     
  11. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    SDCWoodworking for crazy figured burls and hardwoods...you should have to pay any duty or anything unless your order is over $250
     
  12. knifeaholic92

    knifeaholic92 New Member

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    I also found out that knifekits.com has a good variety of choices for reasonable prices! Its in the US though... But shipping inst so bad here in QC
     

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