These folding fork tongs are made with natural cherry wood. The tong folds Inside-Out for simple use and storage. Band-saw cut and finely sanded. The hinge on the classic cherry option is made from walnut wood for a fun contrast. The ebony like finish on the black option comes from flame blackening - no toxic chemicals or stains used. Finished with a food grade mineral oil. Not only can they serve a delightful salad, but the wood can take heat, grab a baked potato from the hot oven and save your fingers.