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LATIN: DALBERGIA MELANOXYLON ORIGIN: EASTERN AFRICA
African Blackwood is an exotic wood native to Eastern Africa, and is also known as Mozambique Ebony or Senegal Ebony. It features a dark brown, even purplish heartwood with dark streaks. It is an extremely hard wood, strong and stiff, very stable, with a fine texture. Mainly used for custom pool cues, woodwind instruments, knife handles, walking sticks, and carving. African Blackwood is considered one of the world's finest woods for turning. It polishes very well to a smooth, lustrous finish.
Extremely fine and even-textured
Usually straight, but can be variable
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Dark brown, even purplish heartwood with black streaks
Exotic Wood Blanks: Below you will find stock sizes of African Blackwood exotic wood blanks. To view all of the available sizes of African Blackwood please click the "All" link below.
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