Brazilian Ebony, Swartzia tomentosa, is a hard and heavy wood with a straight grain. It gets the name ebony for its (nearly) black color, but a distinct grain pattern is still easily seen with the naked eye. It has a bright and vivid color depth when first cut but after oxidation takes on a darker less bold appearance.
Avg Dry Wgt : 72 lbs/ft3 (1145 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 3690lbf (16414 N) | Specific Gravity : 1.17
Texture : Generally fine but can range from ultra-fine to medium
Grain Pattern : Straight
Health Risk : Not known
Color : Olive Brown to Nearly Black
Wood Type : Dense Hardwood