The wenge tree (Millettia laurentii) comes from the tropical rainforest of Africa, in particular from Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. The tree reaches heights of about 50 feet.
The wood is hard, very heavy, and very resistant to weathering. It has a very dark brown to almost black color, but which will slightly fade under strong sunlight. It is used for furniture making, turning, and carving, and as hardwood flooring.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 22 x 22 mm, Pen Blank for large fountain pens and rollerballs
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.