Zircote Crochet Hook
This beautiful crochet hook is made from Zircote. 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.
The crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at its widest.
General guidelines are sizes
Sizes K (6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6" long.
Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 1/2" to 71/4" long.
Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7" to 8" long.
Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the ergonomic advantage, is maintained, each hook is uniquely it's own.
Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain and color. No two Hooks will be the same! Pictures are examples of what you will receive.
The heartwood is some of the most fantastic grain around. Sometimes you can actually make out landscape scence in the grain. It's a rich dark brown with thin black lines with some silvery flecking where the rays are randomly revealed. Zircote grow randomly in it's growth range and so is not widely available and can be very expensive.
The wood is very hard to dry and is prone to checking (cracking) and warping.