Bubinga is a wood that can be seen as very characteristic or somewhat plain. The heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural luster. With a janka rating over 2,400 lbf it makes for good knife scales. Regarding rot resistance, it ranges from moderately durable to very durable depending upon the the species. Bubinga is also reported to be resistant to termite and marine borer attack.
The photo's here are representative to what the wood comes like. It does not depict what your individual piece may be. Like many of the other woods offered, Bubinga scales transform their colors, grains and shades when cut and shaped. I only provide book-match pieces.