Common Name(s): Spear wattle, ringy rosewood
Scientific Name: Acacia rhodoxylon
Average Dried Weight: 79.0 lbs/ft3 (1265 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness: 4,100 lbf (18,240 N)
Comments: So named because of the wood’s high density and strength, which was utilized by aboriginals in making spear-throwers and other primitive weapons. The wood is sometimes simply called “rosewood” within Australia, or, if the wood exhibits a curly grain pattern, “ringy rosewood.” (It should be noted that the wood is not a true rosewood in the Dalbergia genus.)
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