Posts Tagged ‘exotic wood’

P is for Purpleheart

April 18, 2015

Truthfully but unimaginatively named, purpleheart is indeed purple. It is heavy and dense but still fairly soft. I believe it is a South American wood, not African. It seems brittle and when it break it is quite jagged, but yet it takes a bend quite well and has formed many an edge on many a paddle blade. Beautiful wood.

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