Snakewood (Pen Blank)


We have a Snakewood Pen Blank, this blank is approx. 3/4" X 3/4" X 6"


Snakewood (Letterwood, Amourette)
Specific Gravity: .96 Typical Dry Weight: 76 lbs/ft3 (1,210 kg/m3)
Grows in: Coastal regions of northeast South America Typical Height: 65-80 ft (20-25 m)
Botanical Name (Latin): Brosimum guianense Trunk Diameter: 6-12 in (15-30 cm)

Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. Snakewood wood is extremely dense, and has a pronounced blunting effect on tools. Snakewood also tends to be quite brittle and can splinter easily while being worked. Snakewood turns well and finishes to a high polish.

As a rare and small tree, prices for surfaced and milled Snakewood that display the characteristic snakeskin pattern are perhaps the most expensive of any exotic lumber worldwide in terms of per-boardfoot cost.

Typical Uses: Inlay, veneer, violin bows, tool handles, and other small turned or specialty objects.
Possible Health Risks: Snakewood has been reported as a skin and respiratory irritant.
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  • Model: #1585
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Mother Nature

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 31 December, 2018.

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