An Essential Tool, for the Essential Hiker

“I do not weep at the world,

I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

– Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

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BORN FROM ADVENTURE

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This High Quality Zebra Wood and Steel Knife
 started with a group of Hikers that had a passion for adventure.
They felt a knife does more for the person carrying it than simply cut things.
The knife became an essential addition to match their lifestyle. Strong, Rugged, Efficient, Tasteful.
In the spirit of  adventure, we believe everything has the right to travel this great world, and that begins with you.
Every purchase includes FREE SHIPPING, to start your blade’s journey off right.
 
 
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  • Zebrawood was first recorded in the British Customs returns for 1773, when 180 pieces of zebrawood were imported from the Mosquito Coast, a British colony (now Republic of Honduras and Nicaragua).[1] In his History of Jamaica (1774), Edward Long relates, “The species of zebra wood at present in esteem among the cabinet-makers is brought to Jamaica from the Mosquito shore; it is of a most lovely tint, and richly veined.”[2] 

     

     

  • An alternative name which occurs in 18th century British sources is palmaletto or palmalatta, from palo mulatto, which was the local name for the wood. At the turn of the 19th century, an additional source of zebrawood was discovered in Brazil. This species, Astronium fraxinifolium, is native to northern South America, especially north-eastern Brazil. 

     

  • For most of the 19th century, the botanical identity of zebrawood was unknown, however when the 20th century came around, the name zebrawood, as applied to Astronium species, went out of use. The word now usually refers to wood belonging to the Fabaceae family.