Merging modern design with ancient origins, this gorgeous butchers’ block is a rollaway kitchen island. Crafted from almost 30 lineal meters of solid walnut, it has been made in the traditional end grain method. End grain is far superior than long grain when it comes to chopping blocks and is preferred by all professional chefs and butchers. The surface basically heals itself, parting and closing with the knife as it slices through the grain—keeping your knives sharper longer.
The large rubber screws that hold the block on to the slatted stand can be easily adjusted to allow for movement in all directions. This is essential because timber moves and breathes and will literally change in shape from day to day with the difference in room and season temperature. This is how timber splits- when it can’t move.
The imported glue that binds the individual squares of timber together is water resistant and is the only wood glue that is FDA approved. The block is finished with a blend of natural waxes and food grade mineral oils, that make it smooth to the touch. These oils and waxes exceed FDA regulations for direct and indirect contact with food.
The leather is drum dyed, vegetable tanned, full grain Italian leather. It is hand cut and made with 20mm gauge cotton wound thread, embellished with antique brass Japanese rivets and finished with traditional saddlers’ beeswax leather conditioner. The rivets ensure that the stitching is kept intact when knives are taken in and out.