This Hinoki wood cutting board by Shun Gourmet cutlery now features a stand that swivels to store board upright and help it dry more quickly. This new space-saving narrow profile will take up less of your counter and is the perfect cutting surface for your Shun Knives. Hinoki wood is a medium-soft wood with an unusually straight grain with self healing properties that help hide cuts and scratches, making it the perfect cutting surface for the sharpest of knives. Hinoki wood is traditionally used for building Japanese palaces, temples, shrines and baths as it is very water resistant. Hinoki wood also features, rot-resistance, a natural citrus like fragrance, and natural anti-bacterial properties. thick and is made in Japan. Features: Helps keep fine knives sharp longer Fine, straight woodgrain offers an ideal cutting surface, hides scratches Hinoki is naturally water resistant; sealed edges enhance resistance Dado crossgrain edge insert helps ensure flatness and stability 15 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 1/2".