I have come to know a lot of woods, and we have a pretty good variety in house. But every now and then I buy a variety box and there is something in it I can't identify. This is one of those. We ran a pink dye through it and it took a coral cast. If you can tell what the wood is--let me know as I'd like to get more (though it was a tricky turn!!) Gold roller ball hardware makes a nice match.