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KNOBTHORN

botanical name unknown

I have found the following species all having knobthorn as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page.

Acacia nigrescens
Acacia pallens
Fagara capensis
Zanthoxylum capense

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of knobthorn / Acacia nigrescens --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of knobthorn / Acacia nigrescens --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of knobthorn / Acacia nigrescens --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks


planks listed as African knobthorn --- I assume the first side shown is planed and the second is with a patina


plank and closeup from a vendor whose pictures are generally purple, regardless of what color the wood actually is, so I have zero faith in the purple color shown here.


plank and closeup from the same vendor as those directly above


pen blanks that have been oiled and waxed --- these are from a pen blank vendor who makes most of her wood look purple regardless of what the wood actually looks like, so I have zero faith in the purple color shown here.