African Blackwood is a super dense True Rosewood with the finest grain of any known wood. Which results from is slow growth in the dry arid areas of South Africa. This makes it an ideal wood for world-class woodwind instruments like clarinets, oboes, and bag-pipes as well as an ideal turning wood since that fine grain will hold even the most minute detail and polishes to a glassy smooth finish.
As of January 2017, The Mpingo tree has been added to the CITES list as an endangered species, mostly due to exploitation and illegal logging by Chinese traders in Tanzania and Mozambique. As such, Mpingo can no longer be imported, nor can we ship these dice internationally.