Ebony has been popular for use as knife handle materials for hundreds of years. It is plenty hard on it's own without stabilizing. But we have found that when we have it stabilized you are able to get a better finish and it il less prone to movement caused by exposure to moisture or extreme dryness. These photos show some examples of knives using Ebony as the knife handle material.
The link below will take you to our store if you would like to take a look at the stabilized woods that are currently available.