Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) is also called coralwood due to its red color. It comes from West Africa and is found in Eastern Nigeria down through Congo to southern Angola. The tree reaches a height of 80 to 120 feet with a trunk diameter of 3 feet. It is also used in herbal medicine specifically against skin parasites and fungal infections.
The wood is hard, dense, and suitable for many fine crafts. As it ages, it darkens slightly to become brown.
Dimensions: approx. 150 x 40 x 4 mm
The shown is a sample pair of scales, you'll get a similar piece
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.