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Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) is also called zingana, this tree grows in West African forests of Cameroon and Gaboon. The trees reach up to 20 m height and appr. 1 m diameter, producing long and straight logs of beautiful and unique texture. The wood has a bright golden yellow heartwood with straight parallel streaks of dark brown to nearly black colour. The dark and light bands give a zebra stripe look that accounts for the name, the wood can be recognized one among hundreds of different species!Zebrawood has become more and more expensive during the past 20 years, as the demand is still greater than the the supply! Stunning effects through cross cut-try this for a knife handle.