Talisman Designs' Beech wood Utensils are handcrafted out of a solid piece of Beech wood sourced from a responsibly managed forest. The utensils are designed to be hardworking and durable and will not scratch non-stick pots and pans. The natural oil is FDA approved and enhances the longevity of the utensil. But what sets these beautiful utensils apart is the lightly laser etched design that will last as long as the utensil. Darkness of etching will vary depending on the natural occurring differences in wood. Item is made of natural wood and therefore wood will also vary in color, making each piece unique. Hand wash is recommended.