Olive wood is something special. The individual grain is the most distinctive feature of this precious wood. The soft, honeycoloured wood grain crisscrossed by brownish veins makes for the creation of unique products. Olive wood numbers amongst the world’s hardest woods; and no other European wood can match its hardness. It is only towards the end of an olive tree’s life, when it ceases to bear fruit, that it is released to the wood trade.