Snakewood 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" Knife Scale 2-piece
(Piratinera Guianensis) Snakewood can be challenging to work, but it turns exceptionally well. When polished, it is one of the most beautiful species of hardwood. The heartwood is a dark red or...
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- Snakewood has a very tight exotic figure
- The jagged black blotches do resemble the skin of a snake
- The background is quite orange, with a very tight grain
- A moderate amount of black, irregularly shaped "leopard" spots
- Tight grain of the wood makes finishing relatively easy