Buckthorn is an interesting wood. I did not know it even existed until the first spoon gathering in Mn. It does not appear to grow in Nebraska. It has many colors, but I appreciate the various orange colors most. This is another very large spoon. The bowl has tiger stripes which is rare and really pops the spoon.
Buckthorn is a favorite spoon carving wood in Mn. It is strong, has interesting grain, and finishes well.