Black palmwood (Caryota urens) is the wood of the caryota tree, also known as the fishtail palm due to the shape of its leaves. The caryota is native to the southern hemisphere from South Asia to the South-West Pacific.
Although it has a unique and very beautiful appearance, the wood is a bit difficult to work because it combines two very different hardness properties. The black "needles" are extremely hard and dense, while the "meat" in-between is rather soft. Working with this wood therefore always requires sharp tools. The appearance of the wood when cut laterally is particularly spectacular and unique. Only the outer part of the trunk can be used as the core is extremely soft, often even putrid.
Dimensions: approx. 120 x 40 x 30 mm
The shown is a sample piece, 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.