Gabon Ebony Diospyrus Crassiflora
Gabon Ebony (or Black Ebony) is a very dense, very hard wood with straight to slightly interlocked grain and a fine texture. Gabon Ebony is believed to be the blackest wood that grows. It is necessary to pre-bore black ebony for nailing and screwing and this hardwood does takes glue well. Ebony can be polished to an excellent finish.
*Please Note: Not all Ebony is all black. Pieces may have slight discoloration or streaking. There is a 30% upcharge for all black pieces requested.*
Typical Uses: Tool, cutlery and knife handles, door knobs, butt ends of billiard cues, piano and organ keys, violin and guitar finger boards, other musical instrument pieces, turning, fancy articles and inlay.
Source Region: Africa
**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.
The below video is Rocky explaining Gabon and Indian Ebony to us. He clearly explains all the characteristics of the exotic wood, Ebony.