Hailing from Central America & Mexico, Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) is a truly unique wood with few imitators. Known for it’s medium to dark brown color with darker bands of black growth rings, it’s a striking species. I am particularly attracted to it’s soft ‘landscape’ grain figure. It’s resistant to decay, like many tropical hardwoods, and sustainable (not listed in the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species). It’s use can range from cabinetry to gun-stocks to acoustic/electric guitars. I am hoping to find a good source for veneer of this exotic hardwood once I am ready to start producing more flasks.