BLACK and WHITE EBONY
This beautiful hand turned crochet hook is made from Black and White Ebony from the forest of Southeast Asia. Black and White Ebony is a very different ebony, it's partly white! Also in woodworking known to be very hard to work with. 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.
This wood is very hard to work with and almost impossible to dry. It very prone to checking (cracking) and warping. That being said it is one of the most beautiful wood there is. The flowing dark and light color looks like it was poured together in liquid form.
This wood is found in Southeast Asia, Thailand.