I love the look of Cocobolo, but is not to be used where it it is in daily contact with skin. I quit usiing it for pens and duck calls a especially for Pepper mills after a close friend nearly died from using a Cocobolo mill I made him for his birthday. It was 6 weeks later that he had an allergic reaction. If he had been 5 minuets farther from the Paramedic's he would have been dead. He went through weeks of tests before they found out he was allergic to the oils contained in the Cocobolo family ( Delbergia) rosewoods and any other bean tree. Cocobolo is a sensitizer and every exposure is worse
It has been said, there are 2 types of people in the world--Those who are allergic to Cocobolo and those who will be!
Last edited by Dave (PacNW); 03-07-2010 at 06:09 PM.