The tongs are made from timber (usually Oak) sourced from the Lydney Park
Estate (Forest of Dean). The timber is both FSC Certified and also Woodland
The tongs are originally a 19th C idea from America which I have modified. I
believe I am the only UK manufacturer of these tongs.
The tongs are hand-made by myself in my FoD workshop.
The finish is a mixture of food-grade mineral oil and beeswax which is
deeply impregnated into the wood. The reason mineral oil is used is to avoid
both the degradation and potential allergic reactions to organic oils.
20 pence from the sale of each pair goes to support the work of Tom Cousins
and the Hands Off Our Forest (HOOF) campaign.