African Blackwood

Latin: Dalbergia melanoxylon Origin: Central and Southern African

African Blackwood is an exotic wood native to Central and Southern Africa, and is also known as a good alternative to Ebony. It features a dark black heartwood with minimal grain texture. It is an extremely hard wood, strong and stiff, very stable, with a fine texture. Mainly used for custom pool cues, woodwind instruments, knife handles, walking sticks, and carving. African Blackwood is considered one of the world's finest woods for turning. It polishes very well to a smooth, lustrous finish. The light sapwood is minimal but provides beuatiful contrast to the dark heatwood.

**We do not guarantee ALL BLACK coloring, for color specifications there will be a 30% upcharge on the price**

Wood Type
Tropical Hardwood

Texture
Extremely fine and even-textured with good natural luster

Grain Pattern
Usually straightened opaque when finished, but can be variable

Health Risks
Reactions uncommon, but can include eye, skin and respiratory irritation

Color
Often opaque black with little grain, sap is minimal but will be pale whitish-yellow and highly contrasting to the heartwood

Media

Turning Stock

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1.5x1.5x12 1.5x1.5x12 $18.85 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1.5x1.5x18 1.5x1.5x18 $27.77 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1.5x1.5x24 1.5x1.5x24 $37.70 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1.5x1.5x3 1.5x1.5x3 $4.96 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1.5x1.5x6 1.5x1.5x6 $8.92 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 1x1x12 1x1x12 $7.94 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 2x2x12 2x2x12 $57.15 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 2x2x6 2x2x6 $35.00 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 3x3x12 3x3x12 $148.79 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 3x3x18 3x3x18 $224.17 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD 6x6x2 6x6x2 $49.60 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD CLARINET BELL 1.38 X 3 X 4.72 $10.00 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD CLARINET BELLS - 8 PACK W/FREE SHIPPING 1.38X3X4.72 $65.00 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD PEN BLANKS 3/4X3/4X6 $2.50 Add To Cart
African Combo-20lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $79.00, Sale $65 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6, etc) $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-40lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $143.50, Sale $120 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6,etc) $120.00 Add To Cart

Luthier Tonewood

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD CLARINET BELL 1.38 X 3 X 4.72 $10.00 Add To Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD CLARINET BELLS - 8 PACK W/FREE SHIPPING 1.38X3X4.72 $65.00 Add To Cart

Free Shipping Deals

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD CLARINET BELLS - 8 PACK W/FREE SHIPPING 1.38X3X4.72 $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-20lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $79.00, Sale $65 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6, etc) $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-40lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $143.50, Sale $120 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6,etc) $120.00 Add To Cart

Featured Items

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
African Combo-20lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $79.00, Sale $65 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6, etc) $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-40lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $143.50, Sale $120 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6,etc) $120.00 Add To Cart