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Lignum Vitae
(guiacum officinale)
This is genuine lignum vitae, not a substitute!


Note: This is genuine Lignum Vitae. Note:  Some suppliers are now saying they are selling "lignum vitae" when they are actually selling "Argentine lignum vitae" or even Verawood.  Ask for the botanical name of the wood.  Argentine lignum vitae (bulnesia sarmientoi) and Verawood (bulnesia arborea) are not lignum vitae and are probably not related to lignum vitae.  Genuine lignum vitae is now nearly impossible to get, but we keep finding small amounts that were imported before the current import ban, or under a strictly controlled permit process.  What we sell is accurately named.  All real  lignum vitae has a botanical name that starts with "guiacum".
If you are looking for Argentine lignum,click here.

New grading system for lignum vitae:

AA grade :  The grain is fairly straight, no sapwood or checks in the piece.   Sometimes called "Bearing grade"
A grade: The grain may have some movement, most or all sapwood gone when turned round, no checks. Could have tiny bark inclusions or really tiny knots (minimal)  (Bowl blanks have a small amount of sapwood on one or two edges and can be turned off or left on for effect.)
Figured: Like A grade but has figure in it. No defects, may or may not have sapwood.
B grade: A good piece, and the sapwood varies from 15-40%.  No cracks, possible small tight knot and possible small hairline check. Excellent Value, and offers a contrasty look. Requests for high sapwood will be allowed, (not for low sapwood).
C grade:  The piece has some deep checks and would reguire some superglue to fix them, if you can't cut around them.  Even if you have to cut these to smaller sizes, they are still very inexpensive.  Priced to move.

The pieces below have been color coded to easily see the grade:




SIZES ARE IN INCHES
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Probably the largest selection of genuine lignum vitae
turning blanks in North America!!
Not legal for export from USA!

Lignum Vitae pen blank, GREEN color and A to AA grade
Most lignum vitae isn't really green, these are
and we have found just 50 pieces!

Price: $4.50
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Lignum Vitae pen blank, A grade
Price: $2.50
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Lignum Vitae pen blank, AA grade
Price: $3.50
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Lignum Vitae pen blank AA grade , Deal on 20 or more!
Price: $3.00
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Lignum Vitae pen blank, mixed sapwood and heartwood for exciting contrast!
Price: $2.50
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Lignum Vitae pen blank with part sapwood and heartwood for exciting contrast! 
Deal on 10 or more!
Price: $1.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1 x 1 x 6 inches
AA grade
Price: $7.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1 x 1 x 12 inches with contrasting sapwood
B grade
Price: $6.25
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1 x 1 x 12 inches
A grade
Price: $10.40
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1 x 1 x 12 inches
AA grade
Price: $15.00
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.25 x 1.25 x 6 inches
AA grade
Price: $12.00
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.25 x 1.25 x 10 inches
AA grade
Price: $19.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.25 x 1.25 x 12 inches
A grade
Price: $15.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.25 x 1.25 x 12 inches
AA grade
Price: $23.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 6
AA grade
Price: $16.90
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 6
A grade
Price: $12.00
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 6 with contrasting sapwood
B grade
Price: $7.00
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 10 inches
AA grade
Price: $28.50
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches with constrasting sapwood
B grade
Price: $14.00
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.5 x 1.5 x 12
A grade
Price: $23.50
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Lignum Vitae 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 AA grade
Price: $33.75
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Lignum vitae (genuine) 1.75 x 1.75 x 8 inches
AA grade
Price: $30.50
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 2 x 6 B grade
Price: $13.50
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 2 x 12 B grade with contrasting sapwood!
Price: $25.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 2 x 6 A grade
Price: $20.75
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 2 x 10 A grade
Price: $34.50
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 2 x 6 AA grade
Price: $30.00
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Bowl Blanks:

Lignum Vitae 2" x 4" x 4" AA grade, small bowl blank
Price: $40.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 5 x 5 B grade with contrasting sapwood, no checks!
Price: $25.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 5 x 5 B grade, huge deal on 6 or more! 25% off!
Price: $18.75
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 5 x 5 A grade
Price: $41.50
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 5 x 5 A grade 
Discount on 3 or more!
Price: $36.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 5 x 5 AA grade
Price: $62.50
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 6 x 6 B grade
Price: $40.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 6 x 6 A grade
Price: $60.00
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Lignum Vitae 2 x 6 x 6 AA grade
Price: $90.00
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typical sample pieces shown.  A grade has just a little sapwood on edges.
 


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