Lignum Vitae

‘Lignum Vitae’ is Latin for ‘wood of life’ and its name is a result of the many uses of its resin, which is used to treat a variety of medical conditions from coughs to arthritis. Contrary to this it was also until recently used as the wood which traditional British police truncheons were made from. 

In the last slide you can see an example of lignum vitae inlaid in an R55 7mm titanium ring.