(rhamnus zeyheri and also berchemia zeyheri)
Primo: best pink to red color over 95%
before turning. No more than one tight knot under 1/8" that is light in
color, usually knot free (burl eyes are not knots).
Excellent quality: has good color over part of the piece after turning round, might have a tiny (max of 3/16" )knot or two that is black and some off color wood .
Good quality: Has off color wood even after turning, some pink to red though and is still a good piece. Small tight black knots up to 1/4" allowed.
Seconds: Have some (50-100%) off colors and may be as short as 4.75 " if a pen blank.
Figured: has some curl figure as well as at least excellent grade.
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