Royal Ebony is native to western Africa. It separates itself from our black Gaboon Ebony due to the extreme color variations within the heartwood. It looks closer to Black & White Ebony or Macassar Ebony with its unique color patterns. Royal Ebony is an extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood, with a very fine texture. It is excellent for wood turning and carving, as well as inlays, tool and knife handles, door knobs, piano and organ keys, and instrument wood. Royal Ebony takes an excellent polish.
Avg Dry Wgt : 63 lbs/ft3 (1000 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 3080lbf (13701 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.90
Texture : Very fine and even
Grain Pattern : Straight with some interlocking
Health Risk : Dust can cause acute dermatitis, skin inflammation, sneezing, possible skin sensitizer
Color : Mostly black with heavy streaks of brown throughout
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood