scian im / spreader
Hand-carved spreaders from various native species.
Due to the hand-made nature of these items and the pieces of wood available to me, no two of them are identical, but they mostly follow a design and size that I think works well.
These are finished with raw Tung Oil. I use it because it is a natural food-safe finish that looks and feels nice. The oil is made from "nuts" from a Tung tree, but these are not true tree nuts. They are the seeds of the fruit, like the stone in a cherry.
I know of no cases of cured tung oil triggering an allergic reaction, however, if you have a strong nut allergy, you might want to avoid using one of these, just to be completely safe.
Caring for your spreader:
Pretty simple, just don't use any soap. Soap strips oils.
Just wipe it clean with a paper towel after use, or a wet sponge or whatever you have, but don't let it stay wet for long.
Eventually, the oil will wear off along the edge, and you can just wipe on a fresh coat of any *food-safe* oil that you have access to. Things like mineral oil, coconut oil, 'worktop oil' and others are readily-available in small quantities.
I made a version of this knife and used it for a year before selling them. I've re-oiled it once after near daily use but different species will wear differently.
Oak 11 in stock
Oak 20 in stock
Oak 31 in stock
Oak 40 in stock
Cherry 10 in stock
Cherry 20 in stock
Holly 10 in stock
Holly 21 in stock
Spalted Beech1 in stock