Updated: May 26
Iron wood is our nickname for Ipe. It is an extremely strong wood – perfect for a face-off specialist, and is somewhat heavy compared to our other shafts. A 30” attack shaft weighs approximately 350 grams or 12.5 ounces.
Ipe (spelled ipe and pronounced “ee-pay”), also called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Ipe wood structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion, weather, and insects. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is medium to darker brown in color, like a mahogany, so it not only lasts a long time but has the beauty of a fine wood. It is well known to be one of the strongest hardwoods in the world.