Nice old world classical choice used on pianos
True box wood is HARD. It is traditionally sold by the pound to piano makers for use as saddles on the maple bridge. Comparing it to brass, or bone is comparing apples and oranges. For wood pins these are among the most hard and dense you can find. Desert iron wood is another really hard dense wood, but it is protected, so finding it can be tricky and may involve prison or a fine in my area. I see it pop up on auction websites. I think I would opt for the boxwood, rather than tear up my tools, and clean criminal record with ironwood. Boxwood was also used for jaw screws and other draconian medical devices. If it is tough enough to screw between some poor guy'' teeth with tetanus (lockjaw) to feed the poor dying man, it is tough stuff. By far the worst boxwood item I encountered. Good testament to how hard and tough it is though!
Reviewed by: Satchmo E from Phoenix.
on 8/28/2012 8:07:00 PM