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These shift knobs are hand turned from exotic woods by Robin Casady. The knob attaches to your MINI Cooper or BMW manual transmission shift lever with one of Doug Whalen's stainless steel adapters (included). Adapters are available for both R56 and R53 MINIs, as well as manual shift BMWs.

Gaboon Ebony Knob #38

56mm dia. x 74mm
Gaboon ebony is said to be the blackest wood known. Although there are several kinds of ebony, this is what everyone thinks of when ebony is mentioned. It is highly prized and rare in sizes large enough for knobs like this. Ebony is a very hard and dense wood, giving a smooth satin feel.

$225.00 Sold

This knob was sanded with 1,500 grit silicon carbide paper and buffed to a high polish. Numerous coats of hand-rubbed Polyurethane were applied to seal the wood and protect it. The hand-rubbed method allows the finish to penetrate into the grain without leaving a plastic-looking coating over the surface.

Care: Typically, no special care is needed. Cleaning can usually be accomplished by rubbing with a soft cloth. If more aggressive methods are required, a damp cloth, or furniture cleaner can be used.

Order an emergency-brake handle at the same time you order a knob and receive a $20 rebate.

This ebony handle would make a great match with the knob on this page.

Interior shot lightened so knob would be visible against the black interior. Color of the knob is not correct

In most light it appears jet black. In bright light some brown grain pattern can be seen.

Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you aren't happy with a knob you receive, contact me within 30 days of shipment to make arrangements to return it for credit, or refund of the purchase price. Shipping cost not refunded. The knob must be in like-new condition. Time and materials will be charged if the knob must be refinished or repaired.

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