Common Names: Bloodwood, Satine

Region: Tropical South America

Janka Hardness: 2,900 lbf

Description: Heartwood is a bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Bloodwood is very durable, and resistant to most insect attacks. It is extremely dense, and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Tends to be brittle and can splinter easily while being worked.

Common Uses: Carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, and turned objects.