Mesquite Block M-1007
1”x 1”x 9.6”
What a fun piece of Mesquite! This one is mostly the dark, red-brown heartwood, and it has a beautiful stripe of sapwood on the front face (top photo) that highlights its left edge. If you are keeping the piece square, the sapwood provides an attractive edge to finish. If you want to turn the piece, I suspect some highlights will remain on the finished turning. I see no cracks, checks or other structural flaws.
This would make an excellent wand for a small magician.