Highly Figured Spalted Maple Magnetic Knife Pebble - 4 Knives (A)
This stunning piece of maple comes from a tree that lived a hard life.
The striped and shimmering appearance of the wood, also known as chatoyancy or figuring, is the result of a tree growing under a lot of stress. This stress causes the wood grain to fold back on itself over and over as the tree grew. The black streaking in the wood is what ultimately took this tree down; a fungal infection. As the mycelium works its way into the tree, it breaks down the wood, leaving behind a network of thin black streaks known as "spalting". When the tree is felled and the wood is dried, it kills the infection but leaves behind a visual story of what the tree went through.
Two powerful rare-earth magnets hold each knife securely in place and evenly spaced out across the length of the pebble. The even spacing of the magnetic zones prevents knives from making contact with each other, potentially damaging the blades, or dulling the cutting edge.
This pebble contains 4 pairs of magnets, allowing for 4 large steel knives to be held in place.
Each Pebble is mounted to the wall via 2 keyhole slots on the back side, using the provided screws.
*High strength adhesive strips can be provided to allow for drill free mounting, such as on a tiled kitchen backsplash