This handsome cutting board is carved from one block of aged Spanish olive wood. Its active grained wood surface is attractive - and the smooth hard natural surface is a perfect surface to protect a sharp knife. The only care it needs is to be wiped with sunflower oil, or another neutral oil now and then.
The handle, carved from the same piece of wood, makes the cutting board easy to use. It is as practical as it is elegant. It is 12 inches long, with a 2 1/2 inch handle.
Since classical times olive wood has been one of the most prized mediums for carving; because when fashioned by an artisan this hardwood provides a smooth, silky finish. These are prize winning olive wood products that we have at La Tienda. They are personal creations of Angel, from the Province of Navarra.
Angel draws upon 27 years of experience as he selects just the right block of aged olive wood. The block he selects is absolutely flawless - with no chance of cracking. He never cuts corners by using laminates, which are prone to splitting.
He fashions the aged olive wood by cutting, turning, and sanding the ancient wood. He sets aside the final product for at least two months so that he can be sure that the wood in the hand fashioned product is completely dry. Finally Angel applies a natural sunflower coating. Angel guarantees any of his hand carved creations for five years.