At my house, biscuits were an everyday thing when I was a kid. Mama would make them up the night before and refrigerate the dough so it would be more pliable when rolling them out the next morning. And, of course, she used her grandma's biscuit cutter. That's what people in the South often do. That being said, when she got her hands on one of these handmade suckers (hers is walnut), she certainly used the hell out of it. It's a great gift for the biscuit maker in your family. And, in the South, there's always one of those. Don't let that Southern talk fool you, biscuits have been on the rise (haha) as of late all over the US. Get a taste of Tennessee at your breakfast table.
All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm), but every so often a more exotic piece of wood comes along and I get something from it.
This biscuit cutter is made of Black Walnut, Maple and Cherry. It's short and round, making over-sized biscuits. Perfect for breakfast sandwiches.