Nigerian Ebony

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Nigerian Ebony


Regular Price: $399.99

Special Price $349.99

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13 lbs. 52-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ (down to 4-1/8") x 1-1/8″
From equatorial Africa, Ebony is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swaps. Devoid of color, Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. ... READ MORE
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From equatorial West Africa, Nigerian Ebony is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swamps. Devoid of color, Nigerian Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. Only a small percentage of Ebony (three to five percent) produce the highest quality jet black material. Most logs contain 50-70% sapwood with deep heart checks and voids in the heart with fall off of 80-90%. Ebony is hard and costly to produce, which makes it a rare species to obtain. It is difficult to work, glues satisfactorily, and has a tendency to want to split, but takes a really nice polish that makes it worth the work. Ebony is a treasured hardwood that was used by the Egyptian Pharaohs over 3,000 years ago. Diospyrus crassiflora.

This wood was selected 15 years ago and stored as an investment for its extremely high quality. It was slowly air dried for over 15 years and then cut into lumber. This lumber is completely dry and ready to use. Please make sure to let it acclimate to your climate prior to use & proper care & handling is still essential despite the wood being dry. All boards are completely wax sealed and are unsurfaced. Smooth bandsaw cuts are present.  All of this wood is instrument grade. Tapers are present in the width of the boards but are clearly measured to show exact maximum and minimum dimensions. These tapered boards also have rough machete or chainsaw edges but the measurements we list are on the inside of these. A small end or surface check may be present.

Nice board. There are a couple lighter streaks.
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