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Macassar ebony Gunmetal Pen/Pencil Set
The pen set was crafted from Macassar ebony wood imported from the Southern asia. The wood has a heavy density. The color of the wood is dark with a striped appearance. The set was finished with a durable acrylic and was assembled using gunmetal parts.
Common Name(s): Macassar Ebony
Scientific Name: Diospyros celebica
Distribution: Southeast Asia (named for the port city Makassar on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi)
Tree Size: 50-65 ft (15-20m) tall, 1.5 ft (.4 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: Has a dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Light to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes.
Grain/Texture: Has a very fine texture and small pores. The grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked.
Workability: Tends to be rather difficult to work, due to its high density, blunting effect on cutters, and its occasionally interlocked grain.
Odor: Macassar Ebony has a mild, slightly unpleasant odor when being worked.
Pricing/Availability: known to be extremely expensive, along with most other Ebony members in the Diospyros genus. The tree grows slowly, has a very limited natural habitat, and is highly desired for the wood’s aesthetic appeal and toughness. Macassar Ebony is not listed as an endangered species, but is still considered to be at-risk.
-- -Nickel Risk