This wood is incredibly hard and dense, and at the same time it's not too heavy and very elastic. Along with Lignum Vitae it belongs to the Ironwood category (wood-iron) because it's considered "as hard as the buffalo horn."
Hornbeam wood has a beautiful color tending to white and a very small porosity, so it's very resistant to humidity.
We did many tests on this wood and the result is that its resistance to impact is the best after Lignum Vitae!
Sometimes this wood can have some knots that don't affect it's impact resistance.