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Stabilized Afzelia Xylay

Afzelia Xylay: Afzelia xylocarpa: An incredibly rare wood to see, Afzelia is sometimes used as a high end mahogany substitute. The wood has an attractive red/ gold coloring, but is best known for the amazing figure it can show. Called Xylay, lay, or gator skin figure, the wood can show a deep rippling type of pommel figure that is renowned for high end knives.

 

Afzelia blocks will seem to have one darker size and one lighter side, this is just due to the freshly sanded nature of the wood, over ~2 weeks the surface will age down to the deep red color of the darker side

Stabilized by K&G.