Texas Ebony Block TE-524
1.9" x 1.8" x 8"
This is a dark brown end-grain block of Texas Ebony. It is 75% the dark brown color of Texas Ebony heartwood, and it has a wedge of light-colored sapwood and bark-and-wane along the front right edge of the first photo. There are several attractive knots in the block.
There are two minor cracks in the block, one along the heartwood/sapwood interface and one originating from a knot on the left side face. Neither should impact turning, but you can stabilize if desired. I see no other cracks, checks, or significant flaws.