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As the name indicates, the wood itself has a medium to dark brown with light brown rays. It resembles the spots of a leopard. It has a distinctively flecked grain pattern which is caused by the wood’s prominent medullary rays. Leopard Wood Pen Blanks has the most unique pen blanks. Quartersawn section of pen blanks showcases the most spotted figure.
The wood is very dense and hence, it may affect the workability. But, the wood glues and finishes well. The grain pattern and coarse texture take a beautiful finish. The dense wood turns beautifully when applying sharp tools. It’s a popular pen blank that makes truly stinking pens.
Snakewood is a rare exotic wood and found in the forests of Central and South America. It’s also called as letter wood or leopard wood. It’s considered to be the world’s rarest commercially available species. It has an attractive color range which makes it a superb choice for pen blanks. It’s a beautiful hardwood which polishes into classy pens.
Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Leopard Wood Pen Blanks
|Wood species||Leopard Wood|
|Scientific name||Roupala montana|
|Color||Medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays.|
|Texture||Coarse texture and straight grain pattern.|
|Recommendations||Musical instruments and turned objects.|