I use either Canadian birch, maple or cherry (the sample shown here are made of cherry).
I designed them with a Scandinavian flare, reflecting my background, and suppose they resemble the prows of viking ships. They are also practical! Their curvilinear shape allows you to more easily see the content of the salad you are selecting when using them. The tongs are 15″ in length (37cm).
They really are made to be held.
Tong sets are $45pr plus shipping.