Ebony

Ceylon – (Diospyros ebenum)

COLOR & APPEARANCE

Found in East Africa, ebony wood has a high saturation of color and a natural glossy sheen. Due to the depth of tone the typically straight grain is not easily made out, though it is fine and uniform in texture. The hardness of ebony can make it challenging to work with so tools are routinely checked and sharpened to reduce pulling and poor edging.

SOURCE

East Africa (Mozambique)

GRAIN/TEXTURE

Grain is typically straight or sometimes irregular, with a fine, uniform texture. Has a high level of natural luster.

SUSTAINABILITY

This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is reported by the IUCN as being data deficient.

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