Hand carved olive wood butter knife. The smooth finish makes this knife ideal for spreading butter onto bread with ease.
The practical shape makes them equally useful to use as palette knives. Give the artful gift of carved utensils to those who create their own masterpieces too.
WHO MADE YOUR BUTTER KNIFE?
The contemporary wooden products are hand carved in a Nairobi workshop run by one of the founders of the popular Maasai Market in Westlands, Zephania.
These items are made from Wild Olive wood that is all sustainably sourced from Zephania’s own plantations in his hometown, Kissi, where he continually re-plants trees.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Wild Olive Wood.
Sizing: 15.5cm x 2cm
Olive wood has an excellent reputation for being harder and less porous than other woods. We recommend hand washing your wooden utensils with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid boiling water and dishwashers as high temperatures may cause the wood to expand and split. Always towel dry after washing to prevent moisture cracks.
The same measures apply to wooden utensils with horn or bone accents.
Treat them once a month with a food safe mineral oil (we like to use olive oil). Simply rub in a small amount with a soft cloth to condition the wood and restore its warm, polished look.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.