Replacement Handle for Big Green Egg BGE - Exotic Hardwood - Bloodwood
This is a direct replacement handle for newer Large and XL Big Green Egg - BGE. This handle is made from exotic hardwood Bloodwood and laser engraved. Blood is a hardwood from South America. It is extremely hard and resilient to weather and insects. You can choose from stock engravings or choose your own. The exotic harwdood should last many years longer that standard handles.
The handle measures 9"W x 1-5/8" Tall and 1-1/2" Thick.
About Purple Heart (From Wood Database)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. Applying a thick protective finish, and keeping the wood out of direct sunlight can help slow this color shift. Well defined sapwood is a pale yellowish color, though given the typically large trunk diameters, it’s seldom seen or included in imported lumber.
Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Has a fine texture with good natural luster, and is also somewhat chatoyant.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; large pores, few; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; tyloses and other mineral deposits common; parenchyma winged and confluent; narrow to medium rays, normal spacing.
Rot Resistance: Reported to be very durable, and resistant to most insect attacks.
Workability: Bloodwood is extremely dense, and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. The wood tends to be brittle and can splinter easily while being worked. Those persistent enough to bear with the difficulties of working with Bloodwood to the finishing stage are rewarded with an exceptional and lustrous red surface.
Odor: Has a mild scent when being worked.
* The pictures of other color handles are only to represent engraving options.