Black walnut is highly praised for its dark-colored, straight grained, true heartwood. It is heavy, strong, shock resistant and yet can be easily split and worked. Along with cedar, chestnut, and black locust too, black walnut is one of the most durable hardwoods in the US. The wood can be kiln dried and holds its shape well after seasoning, which makes this wood even more attractive for wood working
Each wooden piece is hand crafted in Quebec city. No dyes are added, the pigmentation of the wood is purely (100%) natural. Only an organic flaxseed oil which contains micronized wax assuring its humidity barrier and approved for contact with food is applied as a finish on each piece. This flaxseed oil comes from Proulxville in Quebec. All the stainless steel bases are also machined by a local shop from Quebec city and the steel is solely from North American providers.