Mesquite Block M-439
2-5/8"x 2-5/8"x 13-3/4"
This is an interesting and attractive end-grain block of Texas Honey Mesquite. The primary color is the rich reddish brown typical of our Texas Mesquite heartwood, but there is also a thick strip of light brown sapwood on two sides and the intermediate edge, and a large area of "wane" on that edge, where the bark has popped off (both photos).
I see no cracks or other significant flaws.