spoon (general & multipurpose)

Beer spoon carved from a single piece of wood, with a small teardrop-shaped bowl with burnt designs around the outside of the rim. The handle is very long, curves upwards from the bowl, and has a small pommel on the end. The handle is round in cross-section. A piece of thin wire is wrapped around the top of the handle to form a loop for suspension.

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