Handcrafted, one of a kind end grain cutting boards made in Richmond, Virginia USA by The Timbered Wolf. Made of walnut, chechen and ambrosia maple.
We chose end grain boards for the following reasons:
When you slide your knife across an end grain, the cutting edge of the blade is cutting into a fibrous material, causing those fibers to separate just slightly, which in turns means less wood comes into contact with the cutting edge - your knives stay sharper, longer.
As just mentioned, because you're cutting into a fibrous material, the fibers of wood are also able to "self heal" by moving back into position as a blade moves across it - you tend to leave significantly less marks & marring on an end grain board, making it more visually appealing for a longer period of time.
Peace of mind. Bacteria from raw meats, fish, or poultry are "grabbed" by the fibrous structure on the superficial layer of an end grain cutting board, keeping bacteria from freely moving, and helping to prevent cross contamination. Warm, Soapy water and a light scrub will remove said bacteria, and help to keep your kitchen safe.