This is my favorite sourdough tool. It allows me to make intricate scoring patterns and allows me to draw on dough as easily as a pencil. I love the sleek design and the company offers multiple styles of lames. The UFO Corbeau Lame is nice because it is waterproof and dishwasher-safe. With a smooth surface, there are fewer crevices for flour to collect.
I have the beautiful wood UFO Zero Lame, which you should make sure to oil and condition. Wire Monkey has a new lame called the Poco that has a retractable razor. It has the feel of scoring with a naked razor but it is safer to store when not in use.
I love supporting small businesses, and Wire Monkey Shop uses eco-friendly packaging, pays fair wages, is made in the USA, and Tyler and Bennett have always been so supportive of the sourdough community as well.