Known as either Leadwood or Black Ivory
Grown on an ethically based concession in North West Mozambique
Dark African wood, very dense very hard it darkens with age and when finished will be very similar to Ebony,
The sawmill these come from is in the process of restoring the areas forest and replanting, however Leadwood is abundant in southern Africa.
The figured blanks have wavy swirling grain, they will be harder to machine and arrive with more tear out than usual
and are not machined to thickness.