Lamson TreeSpirit Products are handcrafted from North American Hardwood resulting in professional quality kitchen utensils. They are truly one of a kind. Each piece is finished with mineral oil to prevent drying and cracking. Our products resist staining and odor absorption. To preserve your beautiful hardwood kitchen utensils, please hand wash only and remember to use TreeSpirit mineral oil when they start to look dry. Lamson was established in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1837. As one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in the United States, Lamson has been the choice of home and professional cooks as well as US Presidents for the last 179 years because of its high standard of craftsmanship. These traditions are true today not only in our cutlery and kitchen tools but in our barbeque equipment, TreeSpirit (Handcrafted North American Hardwood Kitchen Utensils and Wood Care Products) and HotSpot ( Professional Grade Silicone Potholders, Trivets, HotHandles) products.