Makila Zapirain - Wood


The wood from wild medlar trees (Mespilus Germanica) is the most used to make makilas for its extraordinary hardness and resistance over time. This tree is native to the Balkans and was introduced in the rest of Europe by the Romans, who used it for the astringent properties of its fruits and the magnificent resistance of its wood. Currently, though being scarce and scattered, we can find wild specimens in different wooded areas of the Pyrenees.