Lead Wood

Combretum imberbe by its Latin name, is from the Combretaceae family and also known as Leadwood, Hardekool, Ummono, Mondzo, Motswiri, Muhiri.

Region

From South Africa north to Tanzania.

Qualities

Generally difficult to work on account of its density, sharp tools must be utilized. Turns well.

Density

1235kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

Heartwood is a rich, reddish brown to dark brown; color darkens with age. Clearly demarcated sapwood is a pale yellow. Fine uniform texture.

Uses

Furniture, Knife Handles, Gun Handles, Solid Wood Tops, Turnery.