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15 minutes ago, Three13 said:

The dark wood with open pores reminds me of the stuff that I've seen referred to as ironwood. I suspect fiddlecollector will know...

I thought it might be ironwood. Points for me!

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From what I can see in the photos, IMHO, one or another of the Dalbergia rosewoods, but they are a very diverse group, and difficult to identify from a photo of the wood.   :)

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34 minutes ago, Rue said:

Yeah...it looks like a brown wooden stick to me too...:ph34r:

:lol:  Yup, but the "brown" at least tells us that it has some age on it.  One hopes that you're more precise than that when classifying cooties.  ;)  :)

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1 hour ago, Violadamore said:

From what I can see in the photos, IMHO, one or another of the Dalbergia rosewoods, but they are a very diverse group, and difficult to identify from a photo of the wood.   :)

I’m not as well-versed in wood nomenclature as I would like. Is rosewood a violin bow wood? Or does that particular genus include ironwood and other proper bow woods?

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49 minutes ago, PhilipKT said:

I’m not as well-versed in wood nomenclature as I would like. Is rosewood a violin bow wood? Or does that particular genus include ironwood and other proper bow woods?

That genus includes a lot of similar looking woods.  https://www.wood-database.com/hardwoods/fabaceae/dalbergia/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia

At least one has been called "ironwood", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia_melanoxylon  , but is more commonly known as "blackwood".  I would deprecate "ironwood" in the current context, as it is a prime example of why common names should be avoided:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironwood.

I'm calling this wood as something-or-other Dalbergia, because of its grain and black streaks, but won't go farther than that. 

OTOH, much better photos might make me change my mind.  :)

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4 hours ago, Violadamore said:

That genus includes a lot of similar looking woods.  https://www.wood-database.com/hardwoods/fabaceae/dalbergia/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia

At least one has been called "ironwood", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia_melanoxylon  , but is more commonly known as "blackwood".  I would deprecate "ironwood" in the current context, as it is a prime example of why common names should be avoided:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironwood.

I'm calling this wood as something-or-other Dalbergia, because of its grain and black streaks, but won't go farther than that. 

OTOH, much better photos might make me change my mind.  :)

I have an idea, why don’t you buy it. And then check in person. If it’s Pernambuco, I’ll buy it from you. Isn’t that a great idea?

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33 minutes ago, PhilipKT said:

I have an idea, why don’t you buy it. And then check in person. If it’s Pernambuco, I’ll buy it from you. Isn’t that a great idea?

No.  :P:lol:

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