This cheese cutter is made from Shedua. Shedua is an exotic hardwood native to tropical West Africa. It grows in Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Nigeria and is related to Bubinga. This wood wins the award for the most commonly-used aliases; Amazique, Amazoue, Mozambique, and Ovangkol. It is used for furniture, cabinetmaking, flooring, marquetry, guitars, jewelry boxes, decorative objects and veneer. The cutter measures 6” by 9” by 3/4” and rubber feet are included. Multiple coats of hand rubbed oil based finish have been applied and over-coats of wipe-on varnish have been added for durability. The finish is completely food safe. If cleaning is required, hand wash with mild detergent, rinse and dry. This cheese cutter is shown with a chrome arm and handle. A black arm and handle is available as an option. You can see examples of this option on some of my other listings. If you prefer the black arm and handle, just leave me a note on the order.