I am so super proud to offer these Domestic Pecan handles for sale! Pecan (PEE-CAN)(Carya illinoinensis) is the first cousin to the hickory tree; from a durability and toughness standpoint, the two are identical. We harvest our pecan from the neighbor’s yard in the dark of night (Thank you Hurricane Michael). The wood is quarter-sawn and kiln dried right here in the shop. We then do something that is unique to our shop: In the old days, handles were shipped in casks of linseed oil. As they soaked over the years, the wood became saturated and made a handle that was far more resistant to breakage. The wood would never dry out and become brittle. We have duplicated this process in the shop by using a vacuum system to draw the oil deep into the wood, making a beautiful and extremely durable handle. Each handle is finished with a wood burned signature just before it leaves the shop.