Writing Our Story Since 2017
"Trust the Tusk" - It's Going to Be Good!

Hey, if you're reading this, thanks for dropping by and taking interest in our peculiar little company. It's difficult to separate our story from our purpose, but for the sake of narrative, here goes nothing. Walrus Oil was started in a garage, like many businesses, with a mission to make something better and with a lot of purpose. Founded by a seasoned woodworker experimenting with his own wood finish recipes, in 2017 Dave Darr offered for sale a dozen handcrafted cans of something he called "Walrus Oil", the name inspired by his noticeably large mustache. The product was unassuming to say the least, but amazingly over 1,000 cans were sold in the first few months! Customers appreciated the product transparency and couldn't help but love the packaging. Meanwhile, Dave was quietly donating profits directly to the US Forest Service to help support tree planting programs, something he's always been passionate about. This love for nature and conifers eventually grew to a strategic partnership with National Forest Foundation® which administrates all tree planting programs between Walrus Oil and the US Forest Service.

As you might have noticed, Walrus Oil has since expanded beyond just cutting board oil to formulate a wide variety of wood care products, skin care products, and numerous accessories from sanding pads to hardwood slabs. As of 2024, Walrus Oil is sold in well over 2,000 stores across North America and enjoyed by professional woodworkers, hobbyist, antique enthusiast, home chefs, and more.

If you've ever purchased a product from us, thank you for being a part of our story! Please reach out if there's ever anything we can do to help make your Walrus Oil experience the best possible.

Land Acknowledgement
"We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Osage Nation. The process of knowing and acknowledging the land we stand on is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude for the ancestral Osage people who were on this land before us.”