Wood provides a raw, natural beauty that augments the allure and elegance of a bladed weapon. At Angel Sword, we use a variety of exotic hardwoods whose natural glamour shines through without need for stains or other chemical treatments.  While any exotic hardwood piece may catch our master woodworker’s eye, we have 13 natural species that tend to be our favorites.

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

 

Black walnut trees can be found throughout the eastern United States.  Its color ranges from a pale brown to chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The grain is usually straight but is often found with burls and other irregularities.

Bloodwood

Brosimum rubescens

 

Bloodwood trees can be found in tropical South America.  Its heartwood has a bright, vivid red which darkens to a brownish red over time when exposed to sunlight.  The grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked with a fine texture.

Bocote

Cordia spp.

Bocote trees can be found in Mexico and Central America.  Its heartwood has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown & black stripes.  Bocote typically has a striking grain pattern and tends to darken with age.

Bubinga

Guibourtia spp.

Bubinga trees can be found along the equator in Africa.  Its heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to reddish brown and has darker purple or black streaks.  It has a close resemblance to rosewood but is often marked by more stunning grain figures.

Cocobolo

Dalbergia retusa