It is well known that 'end grain' boards are great for knife care. It is not well known that Camphor Laurel boards are also great for knife care. Camphor Laurel wood grows in a unique way that creates 'length grain' boards with the properties of an 'end grain' boards. Camphor Laurel is considered a hardwood, but is at the softer density of the hardwood scale. These qualities allow our Camphor laurel boards to care for your knives over years of use.