hand crafted letter openers
The material is as beautiful as in the advertised picture. the wood quality was excellent. I found the wood workable for what I was doing. The only issue I had was the grain or, actually the wood between the grains. Porosity worked against the overall finish of the final product. Also some of the fine detail on the image we were engraving broke away, not totally the fault of the wood. Just needed to be a very fine image. I did use heat to enhance the purple effect, something I had read on line. The wood was used for letter openers.
I previously used Rosewood from Brazil with nicer results.