The Hardekool is one of our great trees the African continent has to offer, very dense, burns with intense heat, very hard and one of the species that will take forever before it degrades. It used to be burned liberally in our jolly bushveld fires, making for some of the most extraordinary memories, but this has become a scarce practice as resources have started to dwindle. This is one of the hardest timbers one can find commercially, even if you are based right here in South Africa. I love texturing this wood, no other wood will give you the same longevity with such a finish. The 'clawed by Lion' effect gives exceptional grip under wet, soapy conditions. This beauty is fitted with a 26mm Finest two band knot. This powder keg of lathering goodness weighs 79 grams, stands a 96 mm high with a loft of 52 mils. It's another beaut!