Bookmatched Purpleheart Knife Scales

Purpleheart or Amarynth (from the Peltogyne spp.) is a brilliantly colored hardwood from South America that is very popular for its naturally deep purple color. The color is a pale brown when freshly cut, darkening to deep violet purple with UV exposure in a few days.  Occasionally the trees produce either fiddleback or a ropey mottled curl from interlocked grain.  Trees are normally large with 70-100' heights and 2-3' diameters.  Trunks are long and free of limbs with a nice canopy or limbs only at the top of the tree. The wood has coarse open grain and is dense and durable. Dry and ready to use. Beautiful color!
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