Indian Ebony is an exotic wood native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It is an extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood, with a very fine texture. The heartwood is a uniform jet-black or black-brown streaked. Indian Ebony is somewhat difficult to work with hand and machine tools, but is excellent for wood turning and carving, as well as inlays, tool and knife handles, door knobs, piano and organ keys, and instrument wood. It takes an excellent polish.
Avg Dry Wgt : 57 lbs/ft3 (915 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 2430lbf (10809 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.80
Texture : Fine and even
Grain Pattern : Straight, sometimes irregular
Health Risk : Dust can cause acute dermatitis, skin inflammation, sneezing, possible skin sensitizer
Color : Black
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood