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Butter Knife

This is an elegant butter knife made of high-quality materials including ivory and ebony. Each knife is carefully crafted by re-using listings produced in the process of making ivory items that normally are thrown away. The ebony is machined along the knots and grains of the wood, preserving its natural shapes and texture. This is a warm pr oduct filled with deep love for the materials.

[Producer’s Remarks]
I was most impressed by the fact that Hiromi Kuroda began making wood crafts as a hobby, inspired by the appeal of wood. The artist efficiently utilizes scrap materials, taking advantage of their unique properties, and brings them back to life through the means of design. This earnest and loving attitude to wood is embodied in the easyto-use knife that snugly fits in the hand. (Shinichiro Ogata)