Kujira Knife - Letter Opener Whale
Kujira Knife

$55.00 USD
  • Introduction

    I am a Kujira Whale Knife. Of all the mammals in the deep blue sea, I am the sharpest there ever will be.

     

  • Curator's Notes 

     

    This knife gains its namesake from the largest mammals of the sea - whales, or kujira in Japanese. The Kujira Knife has a wonderful origin story that begins with blacksmith, Toru Yamashita. Inspired to create a knife that is at once functional and safe for a child to use for a simple task like sharpening a pencil, Mr. Yamashita forged the tip of the knife in a rounded shape. With a large head and thinner handle, the knife resembled a Sperm whale, and thus the first knife from the Kujira Knife collection was born. The collection now comprises a whole family of whales that include six different forms of different species like the bryde’s, mink and fin whale. Although they can still be used to sharpen pencils, they can also be used as utility knives or, as we like to use them, for chopping mint during cocktail preparations.

     

    Kujira Whale Knife was curated by Angélique Chmielewski

     

  • Designer/Maker 

     

    Designer: Toru Yamashita

     

  • Specifications

     

    Dimensions:  4.1" (w) x 4.5" (l) x 0.1" (h) or 105mm (w) x 115mm (l) x 3mm (h)

     

    Weight: 2.2 oz or 62 g

     

    Materials: Iron

     

  • Details
    • Made in Tosa, Japan - a city in the Kōchi prefecture that faces the Pacific Ocean
    • Hand-forged
    • The word ‘Tosa’ and a 'wave' motif is embossed on the knife

    • This Kujira Knife was specifically designed to function as a letter opener
  • Return Policy
    Returns or Exchanges may be done within 7 days from purchase date. We kindly ask that all valid returns must be in unused condition with attached tags and packaging. Nalata Nalata will not accept any returned merchandise without prior written communication and valid Return Authorization Number. Upon inspection and approval, Exchange or Store Credit will be provided, No Refunds. All sale items and discounted merchandise are Final Sale and cannot be returned. Read More
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