Red buckeye Burl Crochet Hook
This beautiful hand turned crochet hook is made from Stabilized Red Buckeye Burl with your choice of wood ends. It's shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand.
Please see Hook Info for Crochet Hook dimensions. Nelsonwood Hook Info
Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain, size and color. While there are slight variation the basic Ergonomic shape is maintained. No two handcrafted hooks will be the same!
Pictures are examples of what you will receive. Red color is directly affected by the "Grey" that is sometimes present in Buckeye Burl, giving it a rust color. This can't be determined till piece is turned.
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The wood is somewhat unstable when drying and usually cracks and distorts quite a lot.
Gabon Ebony (Diospyrus Crassiflorais) a dense and heavy wood used for making a variety of items including musical instruments such as bagpipes, violin pegs, chessmen, buttons, handles for cutlery, and of course stick shafts and handles, for which a strong wood is a necessity. Ebony is one of the most difficult woods to carve given its hardness, and traditionally only master carvers were given the opportunity. Ebony trees are relatively small, and are found in the tropical rainforests of Africa, India, Ceylon, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The bark of ebony is tan and generally light in color, and the outer wood is a soft white. It is the inner portion of the tree that is fine-grained, dense, dark colored, strong and heavy, and has been prized for centuries.
Known for its jet-black color, ebony varies from deep black to dark red, with a variety of rich dark shades. Heartwood may display dramatic and irregular striping of bright brown, gray or greenish black on a deep black background. It is genetics that determines the shade, along with moisture, mineral content of the soil, and age/growth rate of the tree. Generally, the darker ebony is found at higher altitudes and from older trees. Ebony with more red tones has its origin at lower altitudes and from soil with greater iron content. Ebony is a scarce and costly wood.
Stabilized wood is wood that has been impregnated with a chemical stabilizing solution. This makes it more durable and stronger than natural untreated wood.