Hand carved freehand Aficot made of real Arizona desert ironwood. Ultra smooth finish for the most delicate silk. Approximately 4”. Velvet storage pouch included. Read more...

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Hand carved freehand Aficot made of real Arizona desert ironwood. Ultra smooth finish for the most delicate silk. Approximately 4”. Velvet storage pouch included.

This is true Desert Ironwood (Olynatesota), a unique species that is a staple for the carving trade in Mexico and is scarce on the US Market. Difficult to obtain and dry properly, this beautiful and very dense hardwood has a great deal of chatoyance (luster) which gives great depth and color to finished projects. When turned, Desert Ironwood produces an incredible finish that is glass-like and silky smooth to the touch. Colors range from black & brown to warm honey gold with a tinge of red. Checks are normal with this species as it dries in the desert for years before being harvested in dead tree trunks or fallen limbs.