This cigar holder/divot tool is made from Macassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica), a hard, dense wood native to Southeast Asia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. It has a specific gravity of about 1.09 which puts it in the ironwood class of woods, woods so dense they will sink in water. Colors range from light brown and grey to black, and the wood texture, like all ebonies, is very tight and smooth. This tool is 3" in length and 7/8" wide. The cigar cradle is just under 7/8" in length and 3/4" in width, suitable for cigars up to ring gauge 56. Weight is 8.32 grams.
An interesting note for golfers is that a North American member of the Diospyros family is the American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), the traditional "wood" that "woods" were made of before the advent of metal and carbon fiber club heads. With a specific gravity of about .83 it's not in the ironwood class but its interlocking grain structure combined with its uncommon hardness made for a virtually indestructable club head with the unique ability to efficiently transfer potential energy to a golf ball.....that is, when properly swung.
This tool has been designed to be used with a pushing motion as opposed to a lifting motion. Research performed at Kansas State University has shown that repairing pitch marks using a pushing motion is much kinder to the sod's root system, enabling greens to heal faster and is recommended by the Golf Course Superintendents Association.