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DESCRIPTION: Heavy, hard, close-grained, dark red-brown tinged with purple, almost indestructible.
OTHER NAMES: Texas Ebony, Ebony Blackbead, Ebony Apes-Earring
BOTANICAL NAME: Ebenopsis ebano
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North America, Central & South America (Mexico, Yucatan)
USES: Cabinet work, furniture, turnery, accessories, musical instruments, small parts, tool handles, etc.
INTERESTING FACTS: The border town of Los Ebanos, TX, is named for the ebony tree that serves as an anchor for the last hand-pulled ferry across the Rio Grande.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2570