EXOTIC WOOD 12 PACK
These twelve beautiful hand turned crochet hooks are made from Exotic Hardwoods. 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.
You will receive 12 hooks total. Sizes are G(4mm), 7(4.5mm), H(5mm), I(5.5mm), J(6mm), K(6.5mm), L(8mm), M(9mm), N(10mm), P(11.5mm), Q(16mm) and S(19mm).
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 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.
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.
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Bocote is a hard, dense, and fairly oily tropical wood that is highly prized for its dramatic, wild striping. These dark brown or black streaks, which sometimes form in concentric circles, give Bocote its defining look and lend finished products a truly distinctive appearance. The heartwood of Bocote ranges in color from brown to golden brown — with, of course, those telltale dark streaks weaving throughout — and its sapwood is yellowish. Bocote's grain can vary widely, from straight to interlocked. Bocote is a heavy wood, with a specific gravity ranging between 0.63 to 0.84, as well as dense (about 48 to 65 lbs. per cubic foot). It can be somewhat difficult to dry, tending to develop surface checking and end splitting, but it's also quite resistant to decay. Bocote is fairly easy to work with (due to its natural oils, though, it is sometimes difficult to glue), and polishes to a smooth finish. Also known as "Mexican Rosewood," Bocote is indigenous to Central America, South America, and, of course, Mexico. The trees, known scientifically as Cordia elaeagnoides, are typically medium sized, but can reach heights of about 100 feet.
Bloodwood (Brosimum pataense) The heartwood has various shades of rich, lustrous gray-red to deep red with golden luster and variegated yellow and red stripes. The sapwood is yellowish-white and sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Texture is fine to coarse and the grain is straight. Bloodwood is very hard.
Kingwood: (Dalbergia cearensis) Also part of the Rosewood family, this lovely wood is sometimes also known as "Violet Wood" and grows in Brazil . Kingwood is dense and strong, and has variegated combinations of violet, brown and black hues.
Like all Rosewoods, Kingwood is dense and oily and polishes very well. Kingwood trees tend to be small in size and this wood is becoming more expensive and difficult to find.
PINK IVORY - (Berchemia zeyheri) Pink Ivory wood known as the "royal wood" of the Zulus Tribe as only full-fledged members of the Zulu Kingdom's royal family were officially allowed to possess it back in the 1800s. It's rumored that any non-royal entity (foreigners included) found in possession of Pink Ivory would face the death penalty. This is not a true fact but a plan to drive up the price, which worked very well.
Pink Ivory is especially favored nowadays by carvers and turners, and is typically used to make smaller-sized items such as bowls, pool cue butts, chess pieces, golf putters, knife handles, and game calls; it is also popular for inlay and marquetry work. Pink Ivory blanks are usually on the narrower side because the trees — found predominantly in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique — rarely produce trunks wider than a foot in diameter (the trees reach heights of about 20 to 40 feet).
This wood is one of the rarest woods in the world.