Black Stinkwood has dark-brown to yellow-brown colour variations and a very attractive appearance. Black Stinkwood is a rare and very highly prized wood that makes stunning pens.
Pen blank dimensions: 20mm x 20mm x 150mm
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Note: Wood by nature is variable and blanks may vary from those pictured
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|Category||20mm x 20mm x 150mm|
|Country of Origin||South Africa|
|Size||20mm x 20mm x 150mm|
Black Stinkwood - Ocotea bullata - trees are a Protected Species in South Africa. The wood is considered one of the most prized timbers in the world. The Black Stinkwood is a slow-growing, evergreen tree reaching a height of up to 30 meters. The bark is greatly sought after for use in traditional medicine in South Africa by local people.
The wood has a very fine texture and has a straight to interlocked grain with a high lustre.
The Black Stinkwood gets its name from the distinctive odor the wood gives off when working with it.
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