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mmayo

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The legend!

Pink Ivory was the royal wood of the Zulu people of Africa. Legend states that the Zulu king would carry a staff crafted from this wood, as well as ornamental jewelry, and any others caught possessing the wood of the Pink Ivory tree were to be punished by beheading. This included foreigners in their own country and abroad. Many have said that this legend was simply invented by the Africans to drive up the price of the wood as an export item, but that is unclear. It is a protected tree in South Africa, and only cut down by limited permit, making it one of the most rare and expensive crafting woods in the world. The tree itself is a fruit-bearing tree, and the fruit is traded in marketplaces across southern Africa.
 
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I used Pink Ivory for knife scales on a knife for my wife. It is beautiful wood and was a joy to work. Very nice pen, now that I've shown her the the picture she wants a pen made from it. Do you mind if I ask what the finish was?
 

mmayo

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I used Pink Ivory for knife scales on a knife for my wife. It is beautiful wood and was a joy to work. Very nice pen, now that I've shown her the the picture she wants a pen made from it. Do you mind if I ask what the finish was?
Four coats of Instabond thin CA then light Stickfast accerator followed by 12 coats of 40 cps Instabond Pen Finish CA. I lightly spray after each coat. Sanded to 400 grit and buffed with the first two wheels on a Beale buffing system.
 
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