Handmade wood turned old Azobé (Ekki) hardwood mallet with a London Plane handle and ebony wedge. These mallets have been individually hand turned for woodcarvers who would like a little less weight that comes with the mallets turned from lignum bowls and these are approximately 600-650 grams in total weight. Ekki is a very dense wood originating from Africa and being one of the few woods that will sink in water, it is also notoriously difficult to turn but as you can see was worth the effort. This is also known as red iron wood and is extremely tough and durable.
The mallets are made with a one-piece handle which continues through to the opposite end of the mallet head and secured with a wedge. The Ekki used in these mallets is reclaimed wood and approx 80 years old and finished with a vintage look.
We sell collectable and old usable tools that are lightly cleaned before being offered for sale. Used tools are not perfect and may have minor flaws due to wear and tear. Any major defects will be pointed out in the description. All items are sold in an “as is”condition and have not been tested; some reconditioning may be required according to buyer’s standards which can vary wildly. Whilst best reasonable efforts are made to ensure usable items are brought to a good standard, those expecting perfection from a used tools should consider buying new. Items described as ‘Antique’ or ‘Collectable’ are not sold for the purpose of use, if the buyer uses them we regard the item as sold or intends to use them it is their responsibility for additional costs to upgrade. If in doubt please ask as we are more than happy to help.
Prior to selling online we used the web as a buyers for quite some time and although there was a hiccup or two by other sellers we found them all to be helpful when they were made aware, I aim to be the same. Whilst I would like to think i’m perfect my wife would always say I had perfect intentions and was honest enough to hold my hands up when i get it wrong. So if on the rare occasion I do get it wrong it’s not intentional and i will do my utmost to put it right for you.
Postage: As you can appreciate there is a lot of work needed to bring these tools back to life as a result I do get quite dirty when working in the workshop. I do have to allocate a whole day to postage as a different operation because of this so I pack all orders every Monday and order the collection from Hermes which generally takes 1-2 days to collect. So depending on what day you order it will vary the delivery time. please allow 5 – 10 days for delivery for the UK.