A handmade paper knife by Japanese metalworker Ruka Kikuchi (aka Lue). He makes these by shaping a small insert out of brass to use as the knife point, he then produces a wooden surround to use as a handle.
As time progresses you'll find that the knife will patina and darken as the metal oxidises, also reacting to the natural oils on ones hands. Each is unique, featuring little scratches up-close where the craftsman has been at work.
SIZE: 7.67" L x 0.29" W
MATERIAL: Hand Forged Brass
CARE: Over time, this piece will patina and darken as the metal oxidizes, also reacting to the natural oils from one’s hands. For daily care, wash gently after use and wipe away water.
ABOUT: Ruka Kikuchi (also known by his nickname, LUE) makes functional and modern brass utensils by hand in his studio in Setouchi. Lue makes objects that cooperate with the lives of ordinary people, hoping that every time one of his items is picked up and used it brings great pleasure and will last for many years.