This oiled olive wood rice paddle is 10.5" long and not only features a particularly attractive grain, it is also extremely hard due to its slow growth. The high oil content makes it water-repellent, non-slip and supple. Our olive wood products are exclusively oiled with no further treatment. Please do not put them in the dishwasher or use hard scouring pads on them! Instead, wash and dry them after use in order to preserve the beauty of the wood. Rub with regular olive or sunflower oil every now and then, and allow to dry.