Goncalo Alves or Tigerwood Crochet hook
This crochet hook is made from Goncalo Alves also known as Tigerwood. 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.
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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.
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Goncalo Alves sapwood is grayish-white, pinkish-white, or brownish white in color and is very distinct from the heartwood. Goncalo Alves heartwood is initially pinkish-white, or brownish white in color usually richly mottled with dark brown streaks and or spots. The wood becomes brown, red, dark reddish brown with nearly black stripes after prolonged exposure. Weight 53 to 80 lbs. per cu. ft. Turns readily. Finishes smoothly. Takes a high natural polish.
Uses for Goncalo Alves are high-class furniture and cabinet making, fancy goods and decorative work. Excellent for turning. Sliced veneers used in architectural paneling and face veneering.
Goncalo Alves is rare and not always available.
Source Region: Brazil and Central America