Pink ivory (Rhamnus zeyheri) comes from southern Africa (Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe). It is an evergreen to semi-evergreen broadleaf tree that can reach a height of 50 feet. The tree forms tasty fruits for humans and animals that can be eaten fresh or dried. Pink Ivory has also been called the wood of Zulu royalty, giving an indication of its rarity and justifying its high price.
The pink wood is very hard, dense, and heavy, and is wonderful to work with.
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.