Gaboon Ebony - Diospyros crassiflora
Ebony is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. The grain is usually fine even texture with a smooth surface. Gaboon Ebony is among the most expensive of all available lumbers and normally only used for small ornamental items.
Origin: Equatorial West Africa
Janka Hardness: 3,080 lbf (13,700 N)