The 4 7/8 Inch Striped Ebony Hair Fork is curved to fit the contour of your head and can be used from several angles. This Curved Striped Ebony Four Prong Fork is a "Rustic Heavy Duty " hair fork I have added to my line for the customer with Thick Hair that needs a super strong Hair Fork with great holding power. . It is 2 5/8" wide; 4 7/8" long and 1/4" thick. The pictures do not do justice to this Hair Fork.
The Functional Prong Length (FPL) is 3 5/8" for this 4-Prong Hair Fork and varies within 1/4" from piece to piece.
This Southeast Asian Ebony (Diospyros Sp) is very heavy and is thought to be a sub-species of Macassar Ebony as the wood is found from Indonesia to India and known by different names throughout the area. There are something like 450 Ebony species know in the world but only a few grow to any size to make commercial lumber out of. For more info see macassarebony.com .
This "Rustic Heavy Duty" line I continue to add to now includes six different styles of Hair Forks as follows:
1) 4 7/8" Curved Three Prong Hair Fork 2" wide and 1 /4" thick
2) 4 3/4" Curved Two Prong Hair Fork 1 1/4" wide and 1/4" thick
3) 5 7/8" Straight Three Prong Hair Fork 2" wide and 1/4" thick
4) 5 3/4" Straight Two Prong hair Fork 1 1/4" wide and 1/4" thick
5) 6 1/8" Straight Four Prong Hair Fork 2 5/8" wide and 1/4" thick
6) 4 7/8" Curved Four Prong Hair Fork 2 5/8" wide and 1/4" thick
These Hair forks are being made out of Ebony and also Laos Rosewood so there are twelve different listings here on Etsy for these.
All of these forks are made of these heavy duty wood species and are very strong and hard. These "Rustic" hair forks all have their prongs spaced about 1/2" apart where my regular two and three prong forks are not spaced any greater than 3/8" apart. This is a negative for customers with very light, thin hair and I do not recommend these forks for them.
These are intended for the customer that has thick hair, and plenty of it !! If this is you try one of these and if it doesn't work for you return it for a full refund.
The last picture shows several different colors and grain patterns and is just to show the variety that this Hair Fork may come in. The listing is for only one Hair Fork.
The Hair Forks are finished with a lacquer coating and rubbed out to a semi-gloss finish and waxed with Johnson Paste wax.
See all of my Wooden Hair Fork listings.............follow the link.....
As a matter of caution some of the Forks will be sharper then some people like and I therefore recommend that you blunt the tip with an emery board to the degree of sharpness you want.
If you find any of my Hair Forks not to your liking I will take them back.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
I will consider and have shipped to other Countries but only after we agree on prices and shipping. This must be done through the Convo system here on Etsy and is not available for all items due to the weight and shipping restrictions on some of my items.
I will however ship to friends or relatives of customers who are located in the USA and then they can make shipping arrangements to the customers location overseas.
Dec 23, 2022
Absolutely GORGEOUS ebony hair fork!!!! I have been honored to own many of these forks - aluminum, wood... They are MAGICAL! How they hold the hair so well without slipping or headaches is magical. My long hair is never damaged in any way. I will buy these forever. They're a work of art. Just holding one is a treat!!!
Aug 11, 2021
My coarse hair is always catching and being pulled out whenever I remove hair ties and clips, so I’ve been looking for a way to put my hair up while minimizing damage to it and came across some videos about hair forks and thought they looked really cool. I wasn’t sure what size I’d need so I ended up buying 2, 3, and 4 prong forks (all about 5 in long). All 3 work in my hair and I am blown away by how lovely they are in person. They’re lightweight, hold my hair securely all day, and yet they slip out so smoothly when I remove them. The quality is just beautiful and I love that each one is a unique piece of nature. I will definitely be back for more of these for myself and for gifts in the future. I also appreciated the quick communication from the seller and the additional gifts, care instructions and super-fast shipping!
Mar 6, 2019
Beautiful big substantial fork. I thought I would have to "grow into" it but it's beautiful in my bun now and will be for the rest of the foreseeable future :)
Apr 18, 2017
lovely, as expected. thank you!
Sep 21, 2016
Item is very beautiful and holds like a rock for regular hair as well. However if you ever have a black and white ebony fork as pictured please let me know :) also would love to see a tulipwood or even purple heart wood fork for sale and if you ever make some of them please let me know. thanks for the free gifts. I especially love the aluminum hair stick and see an aluminium fork purchase soon in my future!!!