All About Snakewood

Snake wood is beautiful, rare, expensive and a real pain to work with and that's not just my opinion.

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Snakewood is an incredibly beautiful wood which originates, mostly, in Suriname, South America.  This is one of the worlds hardest woods.  The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree.  The wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the back of hard-working natives over streams and through snake-infested jungle areas.  Each tree felled is monitored since the government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting.  Much of the wood has inferior or no figure, but the small amount that has attractive figure is exported.

I have made a cue with Snakewood inlays:

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