The hook on a seving spoon handle can be used for either hanging the spoon , when not in use, or avoid the spoon from sliding into a bowl.
Most of the spoons I make with a hook is for the latter.
The hook change the balance of the spoon . The hook can emphasize the curve on the handle and the shape of the spoonhead.
The other hand
The title is a part of a danish phrase ”Tage skeen i den anden hånd” a word for word translation is ”Shift the spoon to the other hand”. I have looked up translations for english phrases with a similar content 1: Turn over a new leaf 2: The boot must be put on the other foot 3: Take another line.
The spoons I call ”the other hand” (”Skeer til den anden hånd”) is made from wood where the grain is twisted and curved in more directions. The result is spoons without symmetry. It is spoons with a strong will, I have to follow the path the wood lay out. The result is very special spoons.
A lot of the spoons I make is very hard to use. Really I do not make them for a specific use . I get carried away by the curve of the grain . It is like a spell. I have to follow the grain in the wood and disclose what is hidden. When you open your mind and let your hand and eye guide you the wood will reveal the most stunning curves.