These butter knives (often referred to as spreaders) are handmade in Canada from Eastern white maple/birch and various woods such as cherry, butternut and oak on the hafts. They feel natural and smooth in the hand and are meant to be handled daily. Wooden hand tools should never be put through the dishwasher. They source reclaimed wood whenever possible for use on the hafts, and take great care to ensure each and every butter knife is a work of art that you can use every single day. They strongly believe in this re-use of once-used timbers, culled from old houses, barns or broken furniture. It gives the piece a life and history it would not otherwise have. They are 7" long and fit virtually any grip. The finishing is food safe. The maker hopes you love handling and using these knives as much as they have loved making them.