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On a walk in our woods this spring I came across an American Hornbeam (or Musclewood) tree that had died last year. I came back with a hand saw and cut several pieces to make into spoons and spatulas. It was a 6" diameter tree that had been choked by honeysuckle, which gave it a twisted bulging growth pattern which is yielding really interesting grain. Hornbeam is super dense and hard with tight grain - perfect for spoons, and was used by the American pioneers for tools, bowls, and utensils. The trees are slow growing and relatively small, so the wood is very rare and not found commercially.

This lovely little spoon and knife set is part of a limited number of pieces I've carved out of this beautiful blond hardwood. The wood has some lovely darker streaks and ripples that contrast the creamy scalloped grain. Our paté knives are perfect for spreads such as humus, olive tapenade, soft cheeses and of course, patés. The petite tapenade spoon is wonderful for dips, relish trays, and other hors d'oeuvres. The spoon measures 5 7/8 inch long and the knife is 7 inches long.

We include a gift-quality tag with care instructions with every utensil.

• All wood we use comes from sustainable, natural, locally harvested sources, and most is recycled from larger furniture making operations.
• We employ ecologically sound crafting practices.
• All pieces are polished to a high shine and finished with natural food grade olive oil.
• Engineered for strength and durability
• Safe for most non-stick cookware

SHIPPING: We guarantee shipping within 3 days of purchase, but we will usually have your purchase in the mail within 24 hours. Shipping is first class parcel post. You may upgrade to priority mail (within the US) for an additional $2.00. If you would like this shipped priority mail, please message me at check-out and I will send you a pay-pal bill for the extra $2. If you are outside the US and would like this shipped priority mail, please message me before check out for an estimate.

Wooden Spoon and Knife Hors d'oeuvres Set in Sustainably Harvested Rare American Hornbeam


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hardwood, olive oil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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