<% Response.CacheControl = "no-cache" %> <% Response.AddHeader "Pragma", "no-cache" %> <% Response.Expires = -1 %> Cocobolo Rosewood from Griffin Exotic Wood  

Griffin Exotic Wood

(dalbergia retusa)

Some people consider cocobolo to be the classic rosewood.  It comes in many shades and colors.  It is a rosewood that usually has a fair amount of natural oil in the wood.  Sapwood is cream colored but not usually present in our pieces except on edges where it turns out completely.  The picture above represents the look of a lightly figured piece of Mexican cocobolo.   Mexican cocobolo can also have more or less orange or brown, straight or wavy lines, many lines or few lines.  Each piece varies a little.  We also sell cocobolo from Nicaragua or Honduras, which generally has less bold look to the lines, but the color is more orange, and the wood may have purple colors inside when you cut into which will turn bright orange after a short time.  Some people prefer one type or the other.  Sometimes you can't tell which country it came from by looking at it.  We have now developed a system of marking each piece to help you get an idea of the country that piece comes from, which can be considered a general guide to appearance. High demand for this wood from China has caused the price on the wholesale level to more than double in last couple years and has also lead to restrictions: Restricted as of June 2013, CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE USA.

M= this piece comes from Mexico
H= this piece comes from Honduras
P= this piece comes from Panama
G= this piece comes from Guatamala
N= this piece comes from Nicaragua
New:  pieces are color coded by country to make it easier  to see where the piece comes from!
Note:  Color of photographed pieces may deepen  by the time they are sent to you.  We have represented colors as accurately as possible!
Cocobolo can no longer be shipped outside the USA due to CITES restrictions

unless specified otherwise.


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No exports: Cocobolo cannot be shipped outside the USA
Cocobolo 3/4 pen blank
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $3.20

Cocobolo 7/8 pen blank
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $3.90

Cocobolo pen blank  (Honduran Cocobolo)

Price: $2.80

Cocobolo 1 x 1 x 12 inches, air dried
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $9.50

Click the photo above to see a second view of these dried pieces.

These are Mexican Cocobolo. Great orange pieces

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

This group sold, more in future!

Not legal for export from USA!

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