Today's set is done in the rarest wood in the world - Snakewood. Most never even get to see it, let alone own a piece. True Snakewood is found only in Surinam, and being rare to begin with, this is compounded by extreme harvesting laws. You can tell why it's called Snakewood just by looking at it. In the wood there are two different figures - the linear pattern (shown in this set) and more of a dot pattern. Both are sought after, but the linear is the most prized. Snakewood comes from more of what we'd consider a shrub than a tree. "Logs" are usually about 5" in diameter and going over 5 or 6 feet long is considered huge. Because of the smaller sized pieces that are usually all you can find, and because of the expense of the wood, you usually see this wood used as accent on high end pool cues, high end knife handles, furniture, things like that.
Hope this starts your week off in the right way!
Enjoy the pics,