Marunao Ebony Cutlery
USD$43.30 – USD$54.52
Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan
- Butter Knife: L18 x W2cm
- Table Spoon: L18 x W4cm
- Dessert Spoon: L15 x W3cm
- Dessert Fork: L15 x W2.5cm
Made from strong and durable ebony wood, this elegant cutlery feels warm and smooth in your hands, making eating your favourite foods an even more enjoyable experience. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, crafted to highlight the natural wood grain, and makes a refined addition to your table setting.
Not safe for dishwasher or microwave. Since they are made of natural wood, forms/grains/shades can differ from picture images.
- Butter Knife – Can be used for cutting soft foods, like butter, eggs or bacon.
- Spoon L – The shape of the head has been carved as thin as possible for a smooth mouthfeel.
- Dessert Fork – Use for fruits and sweets. The size is compact enough for children to use.
- Dessert Spoon – Use for all your favourite desserts. May also serve as a child’s utensil.
Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture is a town famous for its metal processing and technological evolution. With the history and traditions of such manufacturing still preserved by craftsmen in this area, new advanced industrial technology continues to develop, making Tsubamesanjo homewares ideal products for the modern home, while still living within tradition.
Tsubame and Sanjo, often referred to as “mid-prefecture,” are two cities located almost in the center of Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is famous for its metal processing, but it is also a region rich in nature – thanks to the Shinano river, Japan’s longest, that runs through the region – and is known as a production center for delicious rice and fruits. Its fertile land has long contributed to a harvest of agricultural products and prosperity.
The tradition of metal fabrication in these two towns dates back over 400 years to the Edo period (1603-1867), with the manufacturing of metal nails marking a turning point in Japan’s industrial revolution. Since then, Tsubame-Sanjo has become one of the world’s leading technological zones, continuously developing new ways to improve and evolve industrial technologies to meet new challenges amid changing times. But time-honoured techniques of the past are not forgotten. Some traditional industries, such as Tsuiki copperware and forging, are still passed down in an unbroken line from generation to generation, while simultaneously embracing present-day lifestyles with contemporary metal products and tools that no modern household can do without. In this way, the manufacturing tradition of Tsubame-Sanjo continues to evolve.
279 East 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7
Phone: 604 423 3679
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