Exhibition Amboyna Burl

Exhibition Amboyna Burl

Amboyna, Pterocarpus indicus, may also be called Kiabooca or Angsana.  Originally emanating from the Island of Amboyna, it is also from Borneo and other Southeast Asian countries.  The name Kiabooca means twisted wood which refers to the burls that are produced.  It was available in quantity in the Empire period from 1804 through 1815; used primarily for furniture inlays and decorative panels.  Amboyna has become a rarity that is very scarce and is even difficult to obtain in veneer form in America.  It has been a wood of choice for Rolls Royce whose customers demand the absolute best the World offers. Amboyna turns easily and takes a nice high polish.  It has been the World's most popular and sought after burl for hundreds of years, leading to its short supply.

We were able to obtain a beautiful batch of burls that we painstaking cut into popular sizes.  These are the finest quality blanks that we have had in years.  They have dried for the last 3 years or more and have little to no moisture.  Knife scales and pistol grips were cut from the tightest, smallest eyes in the lot.  This is incredible wood that will not last long!

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