This beautiful hand turned crochet hook is made from Exotic Macassar Ebony from the forest of Southeast Asia. Macassar Ebony is known for it's deep dark colors of black, chocolate brown and it's use in building traditional Japanese houses. This hook is 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. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.
This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 7/8" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" 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. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.
The tree grows up to 65 feet in height under favorable circumstances, although such trees are rarely seen nowadays. Since Macassar Ebony has been a woodworkers favorite for centuries, most of it has been felled and used in high quality furniture. The wood is often defective, showing cracks, and in particular heart shakes and splits. It is not easy to dry and is best given ample time for this. Converting logs into boards as soon as possible is recommended.
Macassar Ebony is exceptionally beautiful species ebony has been much appreciated by woodworkers all over the world through the past two centuries it has now become a very scarce and expensive timber. The small available amounts on the market have led to very high prices, Macassar Ebony nowadays belongs to the highest priced timbers on the world, and the region of growth is quite restricted.
Macassar Ebony grows in East Indies, Philippines, Celebes Islands.
Other name are Striped Ebony, Indian Ebony, Camabon, Tendu, Coromandel, Temru and Tunki.