Hefty wooden chopping wood.
A chopping board is a board durable enough to withstand the dismemberment of any food on it, while simultaneously protecting the counter-top it is on from grooves and ridges formed by the knife, which can be havens for bacteria to grow in. Chopping boards must be washed and sanitized carefully, as grooves created by the knives can shield harmful bacteria from simple scrubbing. Some cultures require that chopping boards used for butchering meat are kept separate from those used for cutting vegetables to avoid this.
Can be found in kitchens all over the world.