The name of the wood species is Lati (Amphimas pterocarpoides), also known as White Wenge. The regional names of this breed are Bokanga (Congo); Adzi (Cameroon); Chikbati (Ivory Coast); Salaki (Gabon). Lati belongs to the legume family and is native to tropical West Africa.
Wood Lati (White Wenge) - light wood has distinct growth rings and a characteristic texture in the form of large ripples. It is quite dense and heavy - the specific gravity is about 740 kg / m3.
Lati wood (White Wenge) is characterized by high resistance to bending and impact loads. Resistant to environmental influences. Lati wood is mediocre to work with hand and power tools due to the hardness and heterogeneity of the structure. But at the same time it is perfectly polished and painted.
Due to its unusual color, resistance to environmental influences, Lati wood (White Wenge) is one of the most popular materials for the manufacture of handles for knives and other cutting tools.
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