Redwood is a very popular wood for use as knife handle materials. The wood has a quite a variety of different looks. Redwood is normally not hard enough to be used without stabilization. In addition to the added hardness we have found the wood is easier to finish, more durable and the figure stands out more boldly when stabilized. These photos show some examples of knives using Redwood as the knife handle material.
Wood Flamed Redwood - Maker Randy Haas HHH Knives