The African Blackwood is extremely stable, dense and rigid, even in extreme climatic conditions. It is free of porosity and perfectly black after polishing. It is successfully used for billiard cues, walking stick, door knobs and handles, cutlery handles, cross of handguns and hunting rifles, inlays and marquetry work, rosaries and church items, carvings and sculptures, components of musical instruments and wind-orgels, etc.
The sandalwood has a very distinctive darkish brown colour, and a lasting pleasant smell. It is appreciated for its glossy finish after polishing. This wood is used for small furniture, painting and picture frames, knives handles and decorative fruits.
Wild olive is characterised by its dark, strongly marked and tortuous grain. It is an ideal wood for modern and antic carvings, the turning of pen and fountain pens blanks, paper cutters, candlesticks, smoking pipes, coasters for bottle and water jars, jewellery and cigar boxes and grand-father’s clock faces.