End Grain v Face Grain

Why End Grain is better than Face Grain (also called Edge Grain):
  • It’s much more durable than face grain and/or plastic cutting boards and with the proper care it can last for generations
  • Hides most knife marks
  • Knives stay sharp longer
  • You don’t cut through the fibers of the wood, instead the knife cuts between them. Similar to cutting your hair, if you tried cutting your hair through the end of your hair you wouldn’t do much instead you have to cut across the hairs. Except here, not cutting through is a good thing.