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Ozoroa reticulata

Ozoroa reticulata of the family Anacardiaceae. Native to various areas in Southern Africa. A small tree whose wood seems to be sold only in burl form. Rare and expensive, this wood is a favorite of knife-handle makers and pen turners. Also known as African resin tree.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions

None yet

web pics:

burl knife scales

burl pen blanks, moistened

small turning pieces

this was listed as a burl, but at best it's a light cluster burl. Also, the color on this seems significantly different than what's normally seen (which is reddish)

burl slabs

burl slabs, both of which are about 2 feet in their long dimension

bookmatched burl pair

figured scales

gun handle scale

burl box