African Blackwood

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.

Avg Dry Wgt : 75 lbs/ft3 (1200 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness : 3670 lbf (16325 N)
Specific Gravity : 1.20

Texture : Extremely fine and even-textured
Grain Pattern : Usually straight, but can be variable
Health Risk : Sneezing, asthma, conjunctivitis, acute dermatitis
Color : Dark brown, even purplish heartwood with black streaks
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood