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Poplar knife handle material has a light cream to yellowish brown coloring, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Colors tend to darken upon exposure to light. Typically straight grained, with a medium texture and has a low natural luster. Considered very easy to work in almost all regards, and with strength sufficient for most projects, good stiffness, stability, and wear resistance, Poplar knife handle material are a utility wood in nearly every sense. Yellow poplar is a good wood on which to practice your hand planing skills as well. With a finely honed cutter, it planes nearly as smooth as glass. Sanding produces equally fine results. Poplar wood is also widely used because it has exceptional flexibility. Choose Poplar wood knife handle material and reward yourself with a professional look on your next project.