Featured fruit woods are my very favorite woods to carve and I always get a little bit excited when I get my hands on a nice piece. All sorts of dark reds hues and deep browns can be found in plum, damson or blackthorn, old and knarly and often knotty. Apple and pear are also wonderful. These tough woods take a super clean cut and dry very hard making them excellent for eating spoons. Every one is unique, I carve by hand and eye looking for a good ergonomic form whilst retaining the beautiful features of that particular piece of wood.