Why do we offer to buy a gun stock according to our grade scale?
We have made a scale consisting of 11 grades of wood in order to systematize the goods on its value, rarity in the nature and on the basis of our experience (we have been engaged in this work since February, 1997 and we are lucky enough to work with many respected and recognized manufacturers of the high-class weapon all over the world). We see it as a kind of standard that allows you to understand for what you pay and why. We defined the grade as a certain characteristic that determines its rarity in nature, which often corresponds to its aesthetic aspects such as intricacy, exoticism and contrast of the wood texture pattern.
Although there is no doubt that walnut wood of any class is already the rarest and noblest of all wood types.
It is the only type of wood capable of giving absolute timeless elegance to any weapon, regardless of class, always delighting its happy owner.
You can see Grade 1(A B C), Grade 2(A B C).... and so on up to Grade 11( fuore classe).
Here, the letters A, B, C do not refer to the grade degree, but denote only one of the possible variants for each grade.
We called Grade 11 "fuore classe" because it is absolutely the rarest variety that is extremely difficult to find, almost impossible. And it can be rightfully referred to as an invaluable gift of nature. It is admirable and perhaps the best place for it is in the collection of a special connoisseur.
In general, grades 8, 9, 10 are already of a collectible quality. During these years production of exclusive collectible classes has sharply scaled down, as the number of old trees which are more than 150 years has been terribly reduced because of ongoing cutting down. In addition, as it often happens, remaining trees no longer have the erstwhile contrasts.
Most likely the color is absorbed by acid rain, which unfortunately, sometimes falls.
And the old trees are still mostly left in the mountains, in most often simply inaccessible areas or in places that for obvious reasons are called "hot spots".
Besides, the rejection in the higher varieties is very high due to the fact that the interwoven texture has more defects and is subject to incomparably higher deformation when dried than the standard one.
"Not all princes become kings."
This is why gun stocks can be a great investment since prices for high classes due to some of these factors will only increase over time.
We understand this and have accompanied each of our wood blanks with an “Authentic Name Certificate” for you.
It is worth noting that this classification, presented in the photo on the example of blanks for the production of hunting and sports weapons, also applies to all other categories of walnut products, the only exception is the classification of blanks for forends.
As for the classification of the forend, we propose the following scale:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2, 3, 4
- Grade 5, 6, 7
- Grade 8, 9, 10
- Grade 11 (fuoreclasse)
The scale begins, as you see with the basic quality and as it is gradually increasing, ends with the highest exclusive class.
Depending on the grade, the price increases, for obvious reasons that were mentioned above.