Thin Wood Spatula, Shou Sugi Ban Yakisugi Inspired Finish
It's like black satin for your cookware. The hot new (very old) trend currently bursting into popularity in the U.S.
While creating this new line of ebonized kitchen utensils, inspiration struck in the form of 300-year-old Edo Period Japanese architecture. Shou Sugi Ban, or more properly, Yakisugi, is a traditional method of preservation that uses an open flame to make wood more resistant to water and fire. Qualities that are certainly important when building a home, and if you ask us, are pretty relevant inside the kitchen as well.
As the wood is charred it becomes less porous, accounting for its increased durability and visible resistance to moisture. Another key benefit of this unique finishing processs is a buttery smooth texture that is an absolute delight to the senses! Cooking is such a sensory experience, and tools that feel good in-hand elevate it even more so.
While the traditional Yakisugi we were inspired by was and is still crafted with Japanese Cedar, we use sustainably sourced domestic hardwoods from our own locale. Add in ergonomic shapes with a stylish design, and these flame blackened original pieces are the perfect marriage of historic inspiration and modern aesthetic
This listing is for our Thin Spatula, a versatile utensil for eggs, omelets, salads and more. It is available in three different design profiles:
Midnight - a full, ebony, char which covers the entire utensil.
Dipped - Gives a modern appearance of being dipped in liquid onyx with no stain/dye finish.
Smoke - A rich fog of velvety ebony char, blending gradually up the grain of the finished piece on both front and back.
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