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Ebony Wood handle
2 solid brass bolsters and plates
Stainless steel 12C27
Thickness: 3 mm
Hardness: 56-57 Hrc
Delivered in brown cardboard presentation box with certificate of origin and lifetime warranty
Length 9, 11 or 12 cm
French artisanal making
The ebony handle fits perfectly with the brass bolster.
The 9 cm model slips into any purse or pocket.
Closed length: 9 cm, opened length: 17 cm
The 11 cm model fits any size of hand.
Closed length: 11 cm, opened length: 20 cm
The 12 cm is more suitable for a man’s hand.
Closed length: 12 cm, opened length: 22 cm
Ebony has specific uses due to its particular properties (hardness, unusual colour, longevity), its price and its weight (extremely dense so very heavy).
It is nearly exclusively used for making small elements such as, for example, piano keys or knife handles. It is sometimes found adorning artistically crafted stringed-instruments or in the form of small and precious jewellery caskets or the like.
Ebony has been used since high antiquity for its colour, often to make small precious objects and more rarely furniture, in which it could be set in contrast with ivory or mother-of-pearl.
The use of ebony has continued through the ages and it has given its name in French to those who work it: "ébénistes" (furniture and cabinet-makers).