on 10 July 2011
These are a good size and well balanced in the hand, and I like the design, which is simple and elegant. Yes, a little of the dye comes out in the water on the first wash, but it is described as a 'natural wood dye,' and it did not seem to get into the food. I have used these a lot over the last 6 months and, after rubbing in a little olive oil from time to time, they keep coming up black and polished looking, no sign of deterioration. Can't fault them. Bought another pair.