Origin of end grain
Examples from the Web for end grain
End-grain boards are more expensive than other types of cutting boards.
Edge-grain boards are not as strong as end-grain boards but they cost significantly less.
We know from Jackson's contemporary account that end-grain wood engraving was standard practice in England from about 1700.Why Bewick Succeeded|Jacob Kainen
Oxford University has most of the blocks for a decorated alphabet he engraved on end-grain wood for Dr. Fell in 1674.John Baptist Jackson|Jacob Kainen