These classic tool images hand-forged in traditional Nambu Tekki are handsome and useful. The heavy iron pieces pop bottle tops with ease and are an attractive ornament hung along walls or kitchen backsplashes. Read More
These classic tool images hand-forged in traditional Nambu Tekki are handsome and useful. The heavy iron pieces pop bottle tops with ease and are an attractive ornament hung along walls or kitchen backsplashes.
Nambu Cast Iron was first made in the middle of the 17th century in Iwate, Northern Japan. A master from Kyoto was summoned there to create an iron pot for a tea ceremony, and it was the beginning of the Nambu Tekki (Cast Iron) craft. It became exemplary of Japanese Traditional Craft, and is still popular today. The black color is the result of a Japanese lacquer glaze call urushi which prevents rust. The Nambe Tekki Tool Bottle Openers are part of a range of animal and symbol designs created in the famed material for this collection offered from Saikai.
Material(s): Urushi glazed cast iron
Dimensions: Wrench L 7.5"; Hammer L 7"; Pliers L 6.5"
SAI-TS136 TS136 SAI-TS137 TS137 SAI-TS138 TS138
Quirky and eye-catching
By: Katherine H., Homeowner (San Francisco)
When you see these tools you can't help but to pick them up. Are they working tools? Why are they black? Then you ask what they are and you immediately want to open some bottles. They are of a good heft, although I would have liked them to be a little heavier, and look nice hanging on the wall. I bought all three and they are hanging in my kitchen side by side.