Camelthorn heartwood is dark reddish brown and sapwood is yellow. It is considered a protected tree in South Africa, and camelthorn isn’t frequently available. It is sometimes sold as small turning squares and smaller craft blanks. Common uses include fence posts, firewood, turned objects, and other small specialty wood objects. Camelthorn is so named for the seeds and pods that camels and giraffes (carefully) eat from this tree, despite its long thorns. Pen Blank approx. 5/8" - 3/4" square x 5" - 6" long.