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1. Quebracho - From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means “axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the heaviest and hardest in the world. 2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.  Consider Verawood as a very close substitute. 3. Gidgee - This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.  Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s even harder than the original article. 4. Snakewood - It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand make this one of the most expensive woods on eart. 5. Verawood - Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem: inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and it takes a great natural polish on the lathe. 6. Camelthorn - Formerly class