Bocote grows across Mexico and Central America, and features bold black and yellow lines. It's pattern can be straight, wavy, or wild, with occasional swirl "eyes". These swirls are not knots, and present no problems when turning, drilling, or machining. Ends have been sealed with wax to protect from rot. Sealant is recommended when finishing.
Group photos are representative examples. Every piece has slightly different grain/color patterns, and no two are exactly alike. Actual product sold is ONE block, one PAIR of scales, or ONE pen blank.
Each block is approximately 5" long, 1-1/2" wide, and 1" thick. Scales are sold as a pair, and each is approximately 5" x 1-1/2" x 3/8". Pen Blanks are 5" x 3/4" x 3/4"/
Bocote is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Excellent for making custom knife handles or turning pens.