Texas Ebony Block TE-157
1-3/8" x 1-1/4" x 10-3/4"
This is a beautiful dark brown end-grain block of Texas Ebony. It is 95% the dark brown color of Texas Ebony heartwood, and it has a thin wedge of light-colored sapwood along the front right edge of the first photo. Most or all of the sapwood will turn off as you bring the block to round.
There are attractive knots on the front face and the left-side face. The grain swirls gently around the knots and becomes more linear towards the bottom of the block.
I see no cracks, checks, or flaws.