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Cocobolo

(Dalbergia Retusa)
Cocobolo
History:In the days when merchant ships battled the ravages of South America's treacherous Cape Horn, heavy cocobolo commanded precious little cargo space. But, the opening of the Panama Canal in 1912 changed all that. Cocobolo became common deck cargo, and tons poured into New England ports, where manufacturers turned it into handles on the finest cutlery. Even though merchants had traded cocobolo for more than 100 years, it was decades before botanists agreed on its name. That's because the tree-first discovered in Panama-was classified as rosewood. Later, botanists found other specimens in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, and classified each as a different species!
Location:This beautiful dark grained hardwood comes from Central America. Typically found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.
Tree:The Cocobolo tree is a medium sized tree that grows to a height of 45 to 60 ft.
The Wood:The oil in the wood gives it a fine natural polish. It is a favorite species for the manufacture of cutlery handles because of its attractive color, texture, durability and waterproof characteristics.


These are some of the items I have created with Cocobolo. They are all unique one of a kind handcrafted items.

B101  Bowls
Cocobolo is a beautiful and warm wood that makes a great bowl and a truly a unique gift that brings a piece of South America into your home. 
Dimensions 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" 
PE106  Pens
This pen is made of Cocobolo pen.  It was finished with premium platinum fittings.
W105  WineStopper
Join warmth of South America with your next bottle of wine with this unique Cocobolo wine stopper.