Though uncommon in North America, the spurtle is a traditional Scottish stir stick that dates from the 16th century. The original spurtles (also spelled "spirtle") may have simply been small branches with the bark removed.
Typically used for stirring porridge, where its small-diameter shaft easily cuts through the thick material to keep lumps to a minimum, it is equally useful for stirring thick sauces, soups or stews. About 11 1/4" long, this version is turned from hard maple and will not scratch surfaces. A simple but effective kitchen tool.
Made in USA.