As olivewood has seen increased usage by various artisans over the past few years, I've gotten to see quite a few of them. Frankly, this is one of the finest olivewood sandblasts I've come across yet. That signature smooth-ringed texture of sandblasted olivewood is there, but in this case it's presented in the densest and most consistent pattern I can recall ever handling in person. and I have to say the shape Massimiliano's chosen, with its broad panel on one side, full roundness on the other, and a finely flared and tapered shank, shows it all off beautifully.
- Eric N. Squires