The name of the breed is Santos Mahogany. Other names for Santos Mahogany are Myroxylon balsamum, Cabreuva, Balsamito, Cabore, Caboriba, Bosnian Pine, Incensio, Quina, Tache. Mahogany Santos tree grows up to 30m, trunk diameter up to 1m. Habitat - Central America.
Santos Mahogany wood has a significant degree of color variation, from light golden brown to dark purplish red or burgundy. The color cast tends to become more red or purple over time. The wood of Mahagonny Santos has a striped, ribbon pattern with large pores in random arrangement. Good natural shine. Mahogany Santos (Santos Mahogany) is rated as very durable in terms of rot resistance. Santos Mahogany has a noticeable dulling effect on the cutting tool during processing due to the density of wood (density - 900kg / sq.m.), As well as because of its structure. Staining or gluing can sometimes be problematic, although the wood finishes well. Santos Mahogany has a very characteristic spicy smell during processing. They are used to produce a substance called balsam of Peru, which is used as a flavoring agent in perfumery.
Due to its high resistance to rotting, decay and other adverse effects, Mahogany Santos wood is recommended for use in products in especially harsh operating conditions. Ideal for making knife handles and outdoor hand tools.
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