Origin: West Africa
Cutting: 1 square edged boards 60-120mm wide, 400-1300mm long. Squares.
Kiln dried / well air dried
Other names: By country of origin; Camaroon, Gaboon, Nigeria etc.
Mostly jet black but sometimes streaked or flecked with grey brown. Hard and heavy and can be worked to a superb level of finish.
The main black ebony of commerce and a mainstay of our business.
Over many years we have developed careful production methods that result in ebony that is dry, stable and in good condition. The accuracy and quality of our product is vastly superior to African production and our wood does not suffer the stability problems that arise from the hurried kiln drying methods used by others.
The coloured grades of African ebony can be extremely attractive. There is a growing acceptance and use of these coloured grades and an understanding that it makes sense to use this wonderful timber in a more responsible fashion.
Coloured grade ebony is available in the complete range of sizes priced at 75% the cost of the black grade.
From 2nd January 2017 if you wish to export articles that are partly or fully made from newly listed species of Rosewood, Padauk and Bubinga then the export will need to be accompanied by a CITES re-export permit. It is possible that the importer/customer of the article may need to apply for a CITES import permit from their own authorities and this should be investigated before the export happens.
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