Latin name:PIRATINERA GUINENSIS
Snake-wood is a high and nice tree which grows essentially in French Guyana.
Its bole is about 2 at 8 metres long for a diameter varying between 0.15 and 0.25 metres across without the sap-wood.Effectively,its sap-wood is sizeable.
It's a very dense wood (between 1.05 and 1.15),very resistant and offering a very nice finishing.It is often mottled with crackling black. Rette is a high and nice tree which grows essentially in French Guyana.
Wood that has been stabilized on the surface with cyano, because it is a very fragile wood. Whether for its name or for its aesthetics, it is a great classic for knife handles.