SWISS PEARWOOD
Pyrus communis

A popular and premium hardwood in Europe, Pear is only available in limited quantities in the United States. Comparisons to Black Cherry are inevitable given that both woods are fruitwoods, widely used in their respective growing areas, and similar in appearance and working qualities. Black Cherry is deeper and redder than Pearwood while Pearwood is slightly lighter and more evenly colored. Both woods are gorgeous when well worked and well finished.