||Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata)
||Also known as Bahia wood, Braziletto, para wood, pernambuco wood, and Brazilian ironwood.
||Grows in eastern Brazil.
||Straight to irregular grain with fine, even texture and a natural luster. Nearly white sapwood and bright orange heartwood that matures to a deep red.
||Very hard and heavy with exceptional shock resistance, stiffness, bending strength, and compression strength. Not suitable for steam bending. Highly resistant to decay and very stable in service.
||Sometimes difficult to work due to hardness – blunting effect on cutting edges. Pre-drilling required for nailing and screwing. Glues easily and can be brought to a very smooth, lustrous finish.
||One of the finest woods for violin bows. Also prized for turnery, gun butts and rifle stocks, parquet flooring, exterior joinery, and decorative veneers.