This stuff eats tools! Wamara has a high silica content that is super abrasive. This combined with it high density make it hell on tools. Then you add in the natural oil content and it chews through sand paper to boot! However, the upside is that it takes on a glass like polish much like the true ebonies do. Wamara is closely related to Katalox and is found throughout Central American and Southern Mexico. Wamara is a very dark wood with reddish purple hues and dark markings.