Copper & Stainless Steel Butter Knife
The contemporary design features a brushed silver finish with exposed copper at the end of each slender squared handle. The copper will tarnish with use, which adds character, but the shine can be maintained with polishing if preferred.
Produced in Tsubame in the Niigata prefecture, a region long known for it’s skilled metalcraft artisans. Since the 1920's Kobo Aizawa (for 'Workshop Aizawa') has focused on making cutlery as art objects - selected for the permanent design collection at MoMA, New York.
- Copper / Stainless Steel
- LxW: 12 x 3 cm
- Made in Japan
As a delicate copper product, we recommend hand washing.
Established in 1922, based in Tsunami in Niigata Prefecture, Aizawa is known as the leading Japanese manufacturer in quality stainless steel kitchenware. One of the iconic Aizawa matt black tableware collection was also handpicked as a permanent design collection under the Museum of Modern Art New York (MoMA) on 7th October 1986.
Tsubame City in Niigata is widely known around Japan for its production of metal goods.
You will find that the surprising number of companies related to metalworking such as outdoor goods makers and small workshop, are in the region when you drive through there.
Among them, Kobo Aizawa is one of the oldest company and established in 1922, has been playing a leading role in the local industry.
This company has been pursuing the ease of using which meet the demands of the period and never gave up expressing the beauty of the function by undecorating at the same time.
From their representative stainless lunch box to their cheese kneading rod, there are hundreds of goods on their catalogue including some goods that you probably won't figure out how to use from the picture only. The vast number and variety of goods demonstrates the strength of their inquiring mind to meet the user’s demands.
Their goods have simple shapes so that you will not beconme tired of seeing them and more you use the items, the more you will like them.