This native scrub tree grows in the southern tip of Texas and produces one of my favorite woods in the world. Texas Ebony takes on a wonderful polish and has a chatoyancy that rivals and surpasses many of the exotic woods. It is extremely dense and very hard with a twisted gnarly grain that ranges in color from steel blue, to grey, to deep golden brown. Its sap wood is a pale contrast that, when present adds to the character of the dice. Texas Ebony and Desert Ironwood are the only species of wood native to North America that can be considered true exotic woods.