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Elegant timber knife wouldn't cut it in the kitchen, wood it?

Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
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Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
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Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
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Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
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Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
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Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
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Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
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Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
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Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
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Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
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Simply called Knife, this stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade
Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
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Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
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Despite its unconventional blade, its creators claim the wooden Knife can cut through vegetables with ease
Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
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Canadian design house Maison Milan has crafted a wooden knife it claims can carry out preparation duties in style
Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
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Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust

For thousands of years, any knife blade worth its salt has been forged from metal or steel, but Canadian design house Maison Milan has other ideas. It has crafted a wooden knife to carry out preparation duties in style, and can then be used to scoop up your chopped goods when you're done.

The implement consists of a solid walnut blade attached to a stumpy cast-iron handle, which enables it to stand upright without any support. Conceived by Maison Milan together with Taiwanese-born designer Chifen Cheng, the knife won an award in the "Objects and accessories, kitchen products" category at Grands Prix du Design earlier in the year.

Despite its unconventional, comparably dull blade, its creators claim the knife can cut through vegetables with ease and the accompanying video does appear to back up that claim. In it we see it slicin' and dicin' cauliflower, lettuce and onion, though we don't like its chances against an overcooked steak.

Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust
Conveniently, the butt of the Knife's cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper spices and nuts into dust

Conveniently, the butt of the hefty cast-iron handle can also be used as a pestle to grind salt, pepper, spices and nuts into dust. The designers say they have also optimized the width of the wooden blade to most efficiently scoop ingredients into the pan.

Simply called Knife, the stylish kitchen tool is also going to be a bit safer for kids than your run-of-the-mill steel blade. Priced at US$97, it is available now through Maison Milan's website. The promo video below shows it in action.

Source: Maison Milan

Maison Milan - Reinvented knife

4 comments
willis97
What a great idea a dull knife. Im gonna throw away all my sharp knives and replace them with wooden wedges.
guzmanchinky
Is there a concern for food infections in the inevitable gouges?
edjudy
While we saw the knife mash its way through lettuce, it is noteworthy that we did NOT see it "slice" through the cauliflower. I want to see that - and some onion and carrot slicing. Oh, it just for leafy vegetables you say? OK then.
jd_dunerider
I buy wooden spatulas and use my belt grinder to sharpen an edge of them, makes them much more versatile. As for a $97 wooden knife that will need continuous sharpening to cut veggies... I hope they plan on making cheap replacement blades you can swap out. The cast iron handle that it can stand on is pretty clever.
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