The name of the wood species is Wenge (Wenge / Milletia Laurentia / Milletia laurentii De Wild). Wenge is a considerable deciduous tree even by African standards (up to 18m high and trunk diameter up to 1m). In the homeland of Wenge wood, in Africa, two of its varieties are distinguished, one of which - dikela, grows in West Africa in the former Zaire, and the other - panga panga (panga panga) in East Africa. Both of these breeds are similar in appearance and properties, and we sell them as simply Wenge.
Color of wood: Sapwood whitish. The heartwood is dark brown, with thin frequent veins that give the wood a beautiful appearance. Very hard and heavy, with a dry density of about 880 kg/m³ (Panga panga wood is slightly lighter at 800 kg/m³). The fibers are straight. The texture is large, reminiscent of oak.
Wenge wood is characterized by high resistance to bending and impact loads. Resistant to environmental influences. Very easy to process, but moderately polished. But it is the small recesses resembling light scratches that give Wenge wood handles a unique charm and attractiveness.
Due to its unusual color and exceptional resistance to environmental influences, Wenge wood is one of the most popular materials for making handles for knives and other cutting tools.
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