This wood is incredibly hard and dense but not too heavy. It’s classified as Ironwood like the Lignum-vitae because they are both considered « as hard as a buffalo horn »
Hornbeam wood has a wonderful colour, whitish, and a reduced porosity that makes it humidity resistant. Its flexibility is excellent and after performing lots of tests we have observed that the impact resistance of this wood is second only to the one of the Lignum Vitae.
Sometimes this wood can have some dark knots that don't jeopardize its resistance to impacts