This probably isn’t very exciting to most people, but I got about 250 pounds of Walnut wood free off of Craigslist. I usually pay around $20 per pound for this stuff. Of course I’ll have to figure out the best way to cut it up into knife handle material, but I do know this: lots of my new knives are going to have walnut handles. Luckily, I love the look of a nice walnut handled knife.