Texas Ebony Block TE-010
1.5" x 1.5" x 9"
This is a beautiful rift-sawn block of Texas Ebony. It is 50/50 split between dark chocolate-brown color through the core of the block and creamy-yellow sapwood that dominates the back face of the block and comes up on the sides (both photos). The grain pattern is strong, linear to moderately complex throughout. There is one thin strip of bark along one edge on the back face (second photo).
I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.