About Us

Created by a passion for the beauty of burled and highly figured woods, Dream Burls is a boutique style web store that caters to the discriminating buyer who truly appreciates the fine art of knife making.

My name is Myron Ronis and I am the operator of Dream Burls. I was a licensed architect in New York State before I retired around ten years ago. That work experience provided me with a strong sense of aesthetic in form, balance and proportion. Now I use this training to search out burled and highly figured woods that are unique and particularly suited for knife handles. I focus on woods with tightly grained patterns, variegated colors and chatoyance that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

I try to maintain a wide variety of wood species since I know that one size does not fit all when it comes to knife handles or peoples' preferences. And I’m always looking for new, unique pieces that contain strong figure and provide the opportunity for a very special knife handle.

Please know that I am not a lumberman with years of experience cutting wood. I am a purveyor of fine woods who finds, prepares then sells blanks to people like you - people who have a passion for knives.

I hope you enjoy looking at my inventory and see something you like. If not, please know that new pieces are added regularly. And you can always let me know what special blank you’re looking for and I’ll try to find it for you.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your interest and your support.