I know that the most popular woods for end grain cutting boards are walnut, maple, and cherry. I'm looking to buy a good end grain cutting board, and love the color on some exotic woods, but have heard that they are too hard for thin Japanese knives.
So specifically, I'm looking at Padauk, Purpleheart and Bloodwood. I have heard all of them are tough on knives but especially Bloodwood. So would it be okay to use these in an end grain board or is it best to stick to the others? Thanks!