All of our grades of Sambar Stag are hand selected and carefully paired for shape, texture, color, amount of pith, and overall quality. From time to time, we also have overstocks, or material that simply does not meet our strict screening standards. Our grading system is listed below.
Grade 1-Premium stag with little to no pith(marrow). Excellent shape and character.
Grade 2-Premium stag with minimal pith but still has good shape and character. Can also include stag with no pith but misshapen surface.
Grade 3-Stag with pith and/or marrow that is more prevalent than Grade 2 and the pattern may be more misshapen. These are ideal for knives with front and/or rear bolsters
Grade 4- This discount grade has the presence of pith and vein holes that are more prevalent than any of the grades above. Often they can be used easily when cut down into a smaller size or for specific projects.