Rustic Hickory is pulled for it’s character. It will yield no less than a #1Com with sound cuttings (unlike clear-face cuttings in the standard grading rules). The sound characters will include bird pecks, sound knots, and pin knots. The color will include a full range of color inherent in Hickory. Runs 80% to 100% heartwood on the sound character face with heavy streaking from bird pecks.