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2 December 2011

Hirosaki Knife Box by Keiji Ashizawa

Kitchen knife kit boxphotos by Takumi Ota | click to enlarge
Kitchen knife kit box
The Hirosaki knives have been forged by blacksmiths in Hirosaki City for over 1000 years. Kenji Ashizawa‘s handmade paulownia wood knife box is designed to preserve the beauty of the knives by protecting the steel from moisture and maintain their edge. Hirosaki city, located in Aomori Prefecture, is famous for apples in Japan, and so the knife box also utilizes up-cycled apple wood on the rails of the box that join the layers.
Kitchen knife kit box

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