According to Greek mythology the olive tree was created as the result of a quarrel between Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom, concerning the naming of a new town. Zeus, the god of the gods, in order to settle the dispute, decided humans should be the judges, with the winner being determined by the most useful gift that each god created.  Poseidon created a horse made of rock. It could carry a fully equipped rider into battle. Athena touched the earth and a tree grew that would provide food, treat wounds, cure hay fever and would never die. This was the olive tree and was declared as the best gift to humanity. The town was named Athena. 

Olive wood is a very durable wood which provides the intriguing grain that makes each piece unique. As olive wood is very dense, it resists odors and stains better than other types of wood.

Care of wooden products

  • Do not clean in a dishwater: it may cause the wood to crack or break
  • Wood can warp or crack if exposed to extreme temperatures and humidity
  • Never soak in water
Use of detergent is not recommended. BERARD advises to clean its tools by rinsing with warm water and drying vertically. To prevent the wood from drying out, regularly apply vegetable oil or food-safe mineral oil or beeswax. These suggestions will help keep your tool in good conditions for many years of enjoyment.