It's a tool and it's wood, but it's not a woodworking tool. Does anyone recognize the wood or the tool?
It's a Lignum Vitae billy club or in England a Truncheon: a short thick club or cudgel carried by a policeman, a baton of officer, a marshal's truncheon or a short club or cudgel. It's not so short, but 14 inches long and heavy. I like the two colors of the Lignum Vitae.
New Sawback Butcher paddles in Black Walnut and Padauk. A modification of my standard Butcher, these have all the massive spank and chopping thud of the original, and now have a vicious saw to play with! Available soon at £75