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Origin of Wood Type:
Africa
Botanical Name:
Dalbergia melanoxylon
Specific Gravity:
1.2
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Dark Purple-Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):

Rare

Typical Avg. Width:
1" to 8"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 3'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
50% & up

Wood Uses:

Musical Instruments, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Knife Handles, Inlay Work, More...
lumber Grades (?):

Unselected, Quarter Sawn, Turning Blocks

Other Trade Names:

Mozambique Ebony, Mpingo

Description:

*Member of the rosewood family. 
*One of the few members of the dalbergia family to be found in Africa
*Used for oboes and clarinets
*Often jet black

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