This salad hand is truly one handed. Once fully open, (360 degrees) it becomes spring loaded and uses it own wood as the spring. It stores flat for convenience. It is hand crafted in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky from cheery with a walnut hinge. These hands are wonderful for tossing and serving salads, as well as, serving pastas, fruits, and veggies. They are approximately 12 inches long and easy to care for. Hand wash and pat dry. Never leave them soaking in water and never place in a dishwasher. An Occasional coating of mineral oil will help them retain the natural luster of the wood. Every foodie and chief needs another hand in the kitchen.