The scientific name for Gaboon Ebony is Diospyros crassiflora, and is endemic to West Africa, and is even named after the West African State of Gabon. This wood is believed to produce the blackest timber in the world. The Ancient Egyptians used this in various ways and for various means. Because of it’s blackness, it’s used in sculptures, doorknobs, and even walking sticks. Gaboon Ebony also sees use in instruments, such as guitars, violins and cellos. Our Gaboon Ebony d20 is one of the heaviest wooden dice we make, giving those of you that like rolling table busters a bit of a wooden option.