Chittum Burl Keychain

Chittum Burl Keychain

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Handmade. Chittum Burl Keychain with detachable ring, chrome hardware. Top end of keychain conveniently detaches for quick use.

Chittum (American Smoke Tree) Burl (Cotinus Obovatus). This is a rich amber burl, turning slightly darker in color with age. Fine grained with curl and eye figure. This root burl from the American Smoketree, part of the cashew family, and was once used for making a yellow dye. While the Smoke Tree is fairly common, the burls are very rare. The figured wood is all from the root, hence the term burl. This wood is truly one of the rarest in the world and is unknown outside of the US. It grows in limestone formations and must be chiseled or blasted out of the rock that surrounds it.