This is a wooden spatula for flipping pancakes and the like. It is 13 inches long and 3 inches wide with a straight handle set at an angle to the blade to clear the side of the pan that is nicely rounded for your comfort. It is made from Honey Locust which is a cousin of Mesquite. The wood is very similar in structure to Mesquite. Both are members of the bean family. The reason that it is called Honey locust is because the bean pods it produces are high in sugar and were a source of sugar in colonial America. The wood is hard and strong with very interesting grain. It grows all over the place in Colorado as ornamental plantings. I get it at tree trimmers waste yards where they dump the logs from tree removals in Denver and other cities along the front range. Most of it gets split up into firewood. The nice thing about a wooden spatula is that you don't have to worry about damaging your pans with it. You can turn it up on end and use the thin front edge to chop with in the pan. Finished with beeswax and mineral oil.
This utensil is "pre-washed" so to speak. During the final sanding the grain is raised twice with hot water and then the loose fiber ends are sanded off with a finer grit of sandpaper so that in use the spoon will not get rough. Then it is soaked in a bath of melted beeswax and mineral oil at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Care is easy, just wash in hot soapy water and towel dry. Apply some mineral oil or Walnut oil every couple of weeks. Better yet is a mixture of 3 parts mineral oil to one beeswax. Melt them together in a double boiler and pour into a small jar. We usually sell 4 ounce jars but we are out right now. We should have some more soon.