Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cocobolo Bottle Opener

This Cocobolo bottle opener has a pewter face.  Cocobolo is another species of wood that always yields great grain contrast.  Even in this relatively straight grained piece of wood the contrasting black, yellow and purple make a visually appealing piece. It is approximately 8 1/2 inches in total length with about 6 inches in the handle.

Cocobolo is a tropical hardwood from Central America which is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood.  Standing up well to repeated handling and exposure to water, a common use is in gun grips and knife handles. It is very hard, fine textured and dense.

This bottle opener is priced at $35.  If interested, please use the email address found in the about me section.

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