Black Palm

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Black Palm is a unique choice for your knife handles. It has an attractive black appearance and grain structure looks dramatic. The woody portion comes from the outside of the tree. Black Palm Knife Blanks has a very soft and mushy center. The wood is highly variable in its strength, weight, and hardness because of the non-homogenous property. The wood is extremely durable and turns well according to your application.

Black Palm primarily grows in the region of Southeast Asia and South America.  It’s an exotic wood which is hard and dense. It’s neither softwood nor a hardwood. The woody portion comes from the outside of the tree. Black Palm has a very soft and mushy center. The wood is highly variable in its strength, weight, and hardness because of the non-homogenous property.

Black palm is quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. But, applying sharp tools and correct cutting angles assures clean results. The light color acquires more finish; hence it’s essential to take care during the finishing process. Black palm wood is normally available as narrow boards and spindle-stock. The wood is available in a moderate price range.

Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Black Palm Knife Blanks

Wood species Black Palm
Scientific name Borassus flabellifer
Weight 970 kg/m3
Color Black Fibers in a light brown colored body.
Texture Medium to fine texture. Very straight grain pattern with no knots or defects.
Shipping No restrictions
Recommendations Turning objects and tool handles