Texas Ebony Block TE-171
2-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 5"
This is a very small end-grain block of Texas Ebony. It is approximately 90% dark brown heartwood and 10% golden to gray-shaded/yellow sapwood. The heartwood is a very attractive with a linear to gently undulating grain pattern.
The sapwood on the back face (second photo) has several well--developed cracks that could be infilled attractively with epoxy. There is an open knot in the heartwood of the back face, and several cracks emanate from it. The front face is entirely smooth and free of defects.
This block is "imperfect" and has been discounted.