This handsome cutting board is carved from one block of aged Spanish olive wood. Its grained wood surface is attractive - and the smooth hard natural surface is a perfect for protecting sharp knives. 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 ancient times olive wood has been one of the most prized mediums for carving; when fashioned by an artisan this hardwood provides a smooth, silky finish.
Our artisans select just the right block of aged olive wood. The block selected must be absolutely flawless - with no chance of cracking. They never cut corners by using laminates, which are prone to splitting.
They fashion the aged olive wood board by cutting, turning and sanding the ancient wood. The final product is set aside for at least two months so that the wood in the hand fashioned product is completely dry. Finally they apply a natural sunflower coating.
Wash by hand, coat lightly with neutral food-safe oil, like sunflower oil, between uses.