This beautiful Snakewood was cut from logs that were purchased in 2007. It has been equilibrium dried and is ready to use. It is ideal for guitar and ukulele bridge blanks, fingerboards, and other high end woodworking projects. This is some of the best Snakewood available in the world. This piece will make a good 1 1/2" turning square. May be good for a pistol grip or knife scales. This would be a exhibition grade piece, though it does have a 1/4" full length check parallel to the grain. The check starts at the "1" and before the "4" on the label.