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Mexican Rosewood EHW-MBR BX-Q

Mexican Rosewood

EHW-MBR BX-Q


Price: 11.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Size 23 x 40 x 125mm. Part seasoned. Very popular with knifemakers for its unusual graining.

Botanical Name: Cordia gerascanthus. Country of origin: Mexico. SG.96. A small tree rarely growing more than 0.3m diameter. Heartwood is yellow-brown with a green tinge when first cut, darkening on exposure to a mild brown with black lines and markings. Straight to irregular grain, fine even texture, the wood has a slight oily feel to the touch. Dries slowly with little degrade if care is taken. Saws moderately well but tends to dull the cutting edges quickly. Can be bought to a very good finish. Used for high quality knife handles.



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Mexican Rosewood Scales EHW-MBR-Sc

Mexican Rosewood Scales

EHW-MBR-Sc


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Size 10 x 40 x 125mm. Book matched . Very popular with knifemakers for its unusual graining.

Botanical Name: Cordia gerascanthus. Country of origin: Mexico. SG.96. A small tree rarely growing more than 0.3m diameter. Heartwood is yellow-brown with a green tinge when first cut, darkening on exposure to a mild brown with black lines and markings. Straight to irregular grain, fine even texture, the wood has a slight oily feel to the touch. Dries slowly with little degrade if care is taken. Saws moderately well but tends to dull the cutting edges quickly. Can be bought to a very good finish. Used for high quality knife handles.



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Mexican Rosewood Economy Blocks EHW-MBR-Ec

Mexican Rosewood Economy Blocks

EHW-MBR-Ec


Price: 30.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Size 23 x 40 x 372mm. Part seasoned. Very popular with Axe and knifemakers for its unusual graining.

Botanical Name: Cordia gerascanthus. Country of origin: Mexico. SG.96. A small tree rarely growing more than 0.3m diameter. Heartwood is yellow-brown with a green tinge when first cut, darkening on exposure to a mild brown with black lines and markings. Straight to irregular grain, fine even texture, the wood has a slight oily feel to the touch. Dries slowly with little degrade if care is taken. Saws moderately well but tends to dull the cutting edges quickly. Can be bought to a very good finish. Used for high quality knife handles.



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Indian Rosewood TL-IRW-B BX-Q

Indian Rosewood

TL-IRW-B BX-Q


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 125 x 25 x 40mm. Superb for Scales and Stik Tang Handles.

Other names: Bombay rosewood, Bombay blackwood.

Deep purple brown to reddish brown, more or less striped. Rather hard and heavy.

The same tree as Sonokeling rosewood but having darker and heavier wood due to different growth conditions.

Indian rosewood is historically one of the main rosewoods of commerce and was traded alongside Brazilian rosewood for hundreds of years. Felling is now strictly controlled by the Indian government and logs are sold by auction to a small number of government approved bidders only. Export is also stritctly controlled by the Indian government to reinforce the value and precious nature of this timber so that it will remain available for a long time into the future.

Part Seasoned

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Indian Rosewood NarrowTL-IRW BX-Q

Indian Rosewood Narrow

TL-IRW BX-Q


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 125 x 31 x 31mm. Superb for Scales and Neck Knife Handles.

Other names: Bombay rosewood, Bombay blackwood.

Deep purple brown to reddish brown, more or less striped. Rather hard and heavy.

The same tree as Sonokeling rosewood but having darker and heavier wood due to different growth conditions.

Indian rosewood is historically one of the main rosewoods of commerce and was traded alongside Brazilian rosewood for hundreds of years. Felling is now strictly controlled by the Indian government and logs are sold by auction to a small number of government approved bidders only. Export is also stritctly controlled by the Indian government to reinforce the value and precious nature of this timber so that it will remain available for a long time into the future.

Part Seasoned

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African Rosewood - Blocks SB-AR-B BXN

African Rosewood - Blocks

SB-AR-B BXN


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 125 x 25 x 42mm.

Guibourtia coleosperma Air dried.

Not a true Rosewood (Dalbegia) but a member of the Bubinga family (but not CITES Listed) and just maybe, the most beautitiful blocks we have.

The colour varies from reddish brown to pink with lighter streaks, some yellow to pale straw colour. Some blanks are reminiscent of Brazilian Tulip. Polishes up really well.

It works just like Bubinga, slightly hard but crisp and takes abrasives well.




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African Rosewood - Large Spacer SB-AR-SPL WSP-1

African Rosewood - Large Spacer

SB-AR-SPL WSP-1


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 70mm.

Guibourtia coleosperma Air dried.

Not a true Rosewood (Dalbegia) but a member of the Bubinga family (but not CITES Listed) and just maybe, the most beautitiful blocks we have.

The colour varies from reddish brown to pink with lighter streaks, some yellow to pale straw colour. Some blanks are reminiscent of Brazilian Tulip. Polishes up really well.

It works just like Bubinga, slightly hard but crisp and takes abrasives well.




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Honduras Rosewood EW-HR

Honduras Rosewood

EW-HR


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Botanical name: Dalbergia stevensonii
Origin: Guatemala
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: Nogaed

Pinkish brown to purplish brown with fine dark stripes. Hard, heavy and strong.

Used by antique restorers to mimic old rosewood and by musical instrument makers as a resonant wood for woodwind instruments and marimba bars.

Dimensions: 25 x 125 x 40mm.

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 NEW Sonokeling JUNO-H-S-B BX-Q

NEW Sonokeling

JUNO-H-S-B BX-Q


Price: 20.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Block Dimensions: 125 x 40 x 25mm

Botanical name: Dalbergia latifolia

Origin: Indonesia
Other names: East Indies rosewood, plantation rosewood

Has distinct Cocobolo look, with deep purple brown, reddish brown, sometimes greenish brown, more or less striped, hard and heavy.

Regularly available and reasonably priced rosewood from plantations established by the Dutch on the island of Java.

Sonokeling is the same tree as Indian rosewood but differs, presumably because of the plantation origins and to some extent climate, in having a broader colour range and a little less hardness and density.

Will make a stunning knifehandle or scales.

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 Classic Sonokeling TL-FR-B BX-Q

Classic Sonokeling

TL-FR-B BX-Q


Price: 16.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Block Dimensions: 125 x 40 x 25mm

Origin: Indonesia
Other names: plantation rosewood

Will make a stunning knife handle

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Santos Rosewood EHW-SR BX-Q

Santos Rosewood

EHW-SR BX-Q


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm. Straighter grain.

Botanical name: Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin: Bolivia

Other names: Caviuna, Jacaranda

A substitute rosewood of great beauty, red brown to deep purple brown, fine textured and beautifully marked, showing much of the character of the best rosewoods and superb for knife handles. A mask should be worn when sanding.

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Santos Rosewood Economy Block EHW-SR-Ec

Santos Rosewood Economy Block

EHW-SR-Ec


Price: 20.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 375mm. Straighter grain.

Botanical name: Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin: Bolivia

Other names: Caviuna, Jacaranda

A substitute rosewood of great beauty, red brown to deep purple brown, fine textured and beautifully marked, showing much of the character of the best rosewoods and superb for knife handles. A mask should be worn when sanding.

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