Griffin Exotic Wood

Moon Ebony
(diospyros mun)

(Also sold as Mun Ebony)

Our Moon Ebony comes from Laos, where it is found as fallen trees on the forest floor.  These trees are estimated to have fallen 100 years ago or more.  The color has variegated greens as the picture above suggests, and patterns can be close together stripes or seperated irregular black stripes bisecting green areas.  The sapwood sometimes mixes in the heartwood in an irregular way for a nice effect.  It must be dried carefully if in pieces thicker than 1 inch to avoid checks which tend to form on the black lines.   This is a wonderful turning wood and dries very nicely when turned partially (or completely if you plan to turn the walls very thin) and then allowed to dry in a paper bag.  Some people just turn it thin and finish it immediately with good results.  It can also be dried in stacked strips under pressure and used for inlay. It usually looks darker than the pictures below.  Fresh cut wood may look lighter but color varies quite alot and is hard to determine before you cut it.

Now a very rare wood, virtually all incoming supply has been stopped as of 2017.


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Mun Ebony pen blank  gg
Price: $5.50

Click the photo for view of side 2.  BOARDS SHOWN are NOT finished, just natural sanded wood.
Very rare, and not the same as Malaysian blackwood, a different species. Source country of Laos has stopped 100% of exports for about 6 years now. Pieces missing below are already sold. Notes: all pieces carefully dried over years.  It is much more trouble/time for us, but way less for you, these pieces are ready to use with the defects also removed.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.

Mun Ebony
Piece 20
2+ x 2.5 x 17 3/8 inches

Price: $221.00

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