May Osage Orange Pickle Fork

May Osage Orange Pickle Fork


This little ebonized pickle fork is part of an ongoing series of one-of-a-kind pieces made from osage orange. Osage can be a difficult wood to find in large sizes, but it makes excellent kitchen tools and is exceptionally beautiful. I cut this myself from a log which was given to me by my uncle. He saved pieces from a wind-fallen osage tree which would have been burned.

The ebonizing process involves using a safe dye made from iron and vinegar to react with the tannins naturally in the wood, leaving a darkened, smoky finish that really contrasts with the color of the osage when oiled. The ebonized finish can be expected to fade over time with exposure to light and moisture, but will develop into an aged patina unique to your piece.

This two-pronged fork is 6” long with an octagonal handle and a heavily distressed finish.

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