It is with much delight that we are finally able to offer these highly sought after chopping boards. Much copied these are the real deal, sourced with full provenance from Vietnam where the tree is not endangered, they are every chef's dream chopping board, and will last a lifetime. One board a lifetime.Now offering free shipping for a limited time only.
34cm diameter size and 5 cm deep. We have decided it is the perfect size and weight for the serious chef without being cumbersome. It is for a serious cook.
It can be moved around yet heavy enough that it stays put and that you can do some serious bone splitting with a Chinese chopper.
Easy to look after, just soak in salty water overnight for a lifetime's service.
The grain of the wood runs with the blade, protecting the edge of fine knives.
These are the only true ironwood boards, and are made from a tree that grows on limestone cliffs in China and Vietnam. Unfortunately they have chopped them down in China and now they come from Vietnam where they are not endangered. The harsh environment, growing very slowly on the cliffs makes for a very hard wood, the various minerals from the cliffs absorbed by the tree play a part in the hardness of the wood, they are hard as metal, hence the name ironwood. They bang like a gong when struck.
The other name of this wood is shell wood, because of the beautiful swirly lines. A result of long slow growing timber.