From a working point of view African blackwood
is very dense and hard, and can blunt chisels and dull blades and cutters.
The villages - the first to get the award in Africa - are focusing on growing sustainable stocks of African blackwood
Mostly dark woods were used, such as ebony or African blackwood
A massive demand for wood carvings has all but wiped out the African blackwood
in countries such as Malawi, and put other hardwoods such as ebony, ironwood and mahogany under pressure.
Instrument maker Boosey & Hawkes, for example, offers a line of oboes and clarinets made from a heat-treated mix of African blackwood
sawdust, carbon fiber and epoxy glue.
The true rosewoods of commercial value include Honsuras rosewood (Dctlbergia stevensonii): coco bolo (Dalbergia retusa and related species): African blackwood
, Madagascar rosewood and Indian rosewood.
With two excellent full time staff we manufacture bagpipes from African Blackwood