Blood Wood, also called Satine(scientific name: Brosimumrubescensand B. paraense), has a heartwood of bright red color. Sapwood is pale yellow in color and is well defined. Its texture is fine, luster is good and grain is straight or somewhat interlocked.
Blood Wood is commonly found in tropical South America. It is said to be 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)
Very high density has a significant blunting effect on cutting tools. Wood is usually brittle and prone to easy splintering while being worked on. Lustrous red surface is revealed after finishing stage.