Hand Turned Honduran Rosewood Burl and Gaboon Ebony a Handmade Wooden Crochet Hook Made in USA by Bryan Nelson

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in Arlington, Texas

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This beautiful hand turned crochet hook is made from Honduran Rosewood Burl and Gabon Ebony. This hook is shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand. Not only is it great to crochet with it's very pleasing to the eyes! Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.

This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" to 8" long. Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the Ergonomic advantage, is maintained each hook is uniquely it's own. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.

Be sure to read some of my reviews below!

Hook size can be marked on the hook but only on request, there is no charge for this service.

Hooks Pictured are example of what you will receive. This is a hand turned hook, grains and color will vary.

Burl can and will have voids and cracks. I stabilize each piece.

Honduras Rosewood -(Dalbergia stevensonii) also know as Nogaed, rosul, Honduras Rosewood. The lighter colored sapwood is sharply demarcated from the darker heartwood. Honduran Rosewood heartwood is described as pinkish brown or purplish with darker and lighter bands. The combination of colors and streaks gives the wood a very attractive appearance. The grain is typically straight. Texture is medium to fine. The wood has low to medium luster. Odor when freshly cut, the bark and sapwood have a characteristic odor similar to that of stored apples. Weight varies from about 58 lbs to 68 lbs per cu. ft. Uses range from fingerboards for banjos, guitars and mandolins, percussion bars for xylophones, harp bodies, mouldings, picture frames, sculpture, furniture and decorative veneer. Widely used for turning. It also produces some fantastic burls.

Gabon Ebony (Diospyrus Crassiflorais) a dense and heavy wood used for making a variety of items including musical instruments such as bagpipes, violin pegs, chessmen, buttons, handles for cutlery, and of course stick shafts and handles, for which a strong wood is a necessity. Ebony is one of the most difficult woods to carve given its hardness, and traditionally only master carvers were given the opportunity. Ebony trees are relatively small, and are found in the tropical rainforests of Africa, India, Ceylon, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The bark of ebony is tan and generally light in color, and the outer wood is a soft white. It is the inner portion of the tree that is fine-grained, dense, dark colored, strong and heavy, and has been prized for centuries.
Known for its jet-black color, ebony varies from deep black to dark red, with a variety of rich dark shades. Heartwood may display dramatic and irregular striping of bright brown, gray or greenish black on a deep black background. It is genetics that determines the shade, along with moisture, mineral content of the soil, and age/growth rate of the tree. Generally, the darker ebony is found at higher altitudes and from older trees. Ebony with more red tones has its origin at lower altitudes and from soil with greater iron content. Ebony is a scarce and costly wood.

Some of the feed back on NELSONWOOD hooks...

Patricia Powell has this to say....
I love EVERYTHING about this hook and the three others I ordered! I agree with the other reviewers who described how comfortable it is to work with Bryan's hand-turned crochet hooks. I used to crochet so tightly I would often have to add a couple of sizes to the hook designated in a pattern (example: pattern calls for a G hook; I would have to use an I hook). Thanks to Bryan's incredible hooks, I can now use the hook size listed in a pattern. This is a miracle in my book! I also totally agree with the reviewer who said Bryan's hooks make working with yarn subject to splitting a lot easier. These hooks are true masterpieces! There are not enough positive adjectives in the English language to describe these wonderful hooks. Bryan also responds to e-mail questions very quickly and ships items out just as fast. Thank You!

Nicole Hazzard has this to say....
Thank you for my newest beautiful wooden crochet hook! Your hooks are both lovely to look at and a joy to work with...it feels so good in my hand! I've compared your hooks to the other popular maker of similar hooks, and I prefer yours...they just fit my hand better. Thank you also for the very prompt shipping, I didn't have to wait very long to enjoy my new hook!

Jess E has this to say....
After receiving two of these hooks as a gift, I will be replacing all my little metal ones with these beautiful hooks! The pink ivory, specifically, is such a substantial wood and absolutely beautiful in color. I couldn't be happier, and can't wait to order others!

joanneacwilson has this to say....
LOVE my new crochet hook! Truly stunning and a joy to use. Wanted to try it out before leaving a review. Problem was I couldn't stop crocheting long enough yesterday to write it. I'm certainly coming back to order more. Excellent communication from seller as well as shipment. Thank you.

robin erdman has this to say....
This is my second Nelsonwood hook. I adore these hooks, they fit perfectly in my hands and are so comfortable. I have been crocheting for a long time and have tried every hook out there, these hooks are some of the best! I will definitely continue to add to my collection.

Naomh Harbinson has this to say....
Absolutely wonderful! my four hooks not only look beautiful but are a joy to work with, being incredibly light & smooth gliding through even the most splitty yarn without a snag. I can't wait to order more!

Donna Roach has this to say....
I cannot express in words how beautiful this hook is! I am a long time crocheter and this hook fits beautifully in your hand and is incredibly light. Thank you so much! Your workmanship is outstanding!

Ms Toot has this to say....
I've had my hook for an hour now. I wanted to test it out before leaving a review. I LOVE MY NEW HOOK!! The craftsmanship is superb! The attention to detail is awesome! I especially love the fact that the hook size is strategically placed on the throat of the hook!! Not only is it beautiful, I've played around with 4 different types of yarn&the hook worked well with them all! I'm a pencil/pen grip crocheter&crocheting with this hook was not awkward at all,it felt very comfortable. I also tried using the knife grip&it felt just as comfortable! The hook is lightweight, my stitches are even&it relieved the pain/stress on my hand/wrist! I also rubbed my hook onto wax paper to help it glide through the yarn better! It was well packaged&arrived VERY fast! Will purchase from this store again VERY SOON! Lol! Thank you Nelsonwood!!!

Gina McLean has this to say....
Amazingly beautiful craftsmanship! Fast shipping! Perfect for crocheting..my favorite hook by far. I have tried grips, foam attachments before and nothing stopped the aching....this hook causes no pain or discomfort and I can crochet for hours!!! LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING PRODUCT! Now I can crochet without pain!!
Can't wait to order another one...just need to decide which size next :)

joyfulnoise1 has this to say....
Super fast shipping as before. This is my second wooden crochet hook. It's hard to describe how wonderful these hooks really are-so comfortable in the hand, glide through the yarn, no splits in the yarn, and I could crochet comfortably for hours if I had the time! I started a baby afghan with this hook, and it has been a great joy to see the beauty of this hook and to experience the ease of use with my injured thumb. I look forward to eventually purchasing a hook in every size that is available-thanks for creating such wonderful crochet hooks!

Kelley Macek has this to say....
Love this beautiful hand made hook! I love it as much as my other two Nelsonwood hooks. Check out my other reviews. This hook is just as awesome.
and she also said.....
Another hit from Nelsonwood! This hook is perfection. It glides through the fuzziest of fibers like a hot knife through butter. The head is perfectly in line with the shaft, making my stitches sweetly even. I find myself selecting projects that will allow me to use any one of my three Nelsonwood hooks. I highly recommend these over any other I use.

B. Cowell has this to say....
What beautiful craftsmanship in the 4 crochet hoods. hooks are nice and smooth. the grains and style of the handles are lovely. these will be used to create w/ my yarns and help with hand fatigue...Thanks again for such beautiful hooks.......

amyfishgirl has this to say....
Beautiful! It glides smoothly through the yarn! I'm never going back to metal or plastic hooks again! Excellent customer service! Highly recommended!

jodyskoviak has this to say....
Very fast shipping. The wood used for this crochet hook is so beautiful and the hook is so comfortable to use. This is the 3rd hook that I have purchased.

Deborah MORSE has this to say....
As with my other hook from Bryan, this is a stunner. Beautiful to look at and lovely to use. He ships quickly too.

cathenkayak has this to say....
This crochet is absolutely awesome, and exactly what I was looking for!

robin erdman has this to say....
A beautiful hook at a great price! Swift service. I love the feel of the hook in my hand.

CATALINA ARABIA has this to say....
Excellent. Absolutely beautiful, a work of art. I am so very happy I got it. Bryan is very sweet and listened to my request. My hands are very - very- grateful to him.

Nicole Hazzard has this to say....
Beautiful hook and fast shipping! Thank you so much. The hook is a joy to work with and look at.

harpy57 has this to say....
Superb workmanship and artistry. The turning is excellent and creating the hook, also hard for me to keep the right size, is masterfully done. A great finish and buy these because they are art that fulfills a function.

Many more in my review section of the shop!

    Average review
    Exquisite. These crochet hooks are works of art. I love a useful/functional item that is simultaneously aesthetically pleasing (think Riedel Sommelier Burgundy Grand Cru). (Also, It arrived quickly & was packaged with care.)
    Jan 4, 2017 by Buffy V.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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I am a custom wood turner and woodwork. I look forward to any and all custom inquires.
My past work can be view at www.nelsonwood.com.
Crochet Hooks are also available at www.nelsonwood.net