We do a lot of cooking over fire at our ancient woodland camp on the Kent Downs. And if you’ve cooked over fire before then you’ll know that it gets very hot! So a spatula with a long handle is a great idea so that you don’t have to get too close.
The spatulas we make to use for cooking over fire tend to last a couple of years before they need replacing, so last week found us carving a woodland spatula (a few actually) for use later in the year. We’ve used ash as that was what was available and as a material it works well for spatulas; it splits easily and has a nice grain. We did the carving with an axe, folding saw and knife. There’s more information on our typical bushcraft tools in this post. So here’s a short video of me carving a woodland spatula, a pretty big one at that!