Blood Wood, also called Satine(scientific name: Brosimumrubescensand B. paraense), has a bright red heartwood. It sapwood is pale yellow and well defined. Its texture is fine, its luster is good, and its grain is straight or somewhat interlocked.
Blood wood is commonly found in tropical South America. It is extremely durable and resistant to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
12,900 N(2,900 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
1,050 kg/m3(66 lbs/ft3)
Blood wood’s very high density has a significant blunting effect on cutting tools. The wood is usually brittle and prone to easy splintering. A lustrous red surface is revealed after the finishing stage.