A unique gift for lovers of practical and beautiful things. Made of black maire timber, this kitchen implement has a smooth rounded handle for grip and a surprisingly sharp blade for cutting. Each chopper is individually handmade so grain, colouring and shape will vary. Made by fine woodworker Tom Muir in Te Miro, Aotearoa.
This hand crafted chopping tool will cut dough, herbs, cheese and even corn off the cob. A satisfying form to hold and use, it is excellent for chopping in a container to contain juices, for example tomatoes (something you can’t do with a knife).
Finished with a food safe, plant-based oil and wax. Can be sharpened with 240 or 400grit sandpaper.
Presented with a tag detailing the origin of the wood and features.
Black maire is a native Aotearoa timber highly regarded historically for tool and weapon making. This particular timber comes from a salvaged log, found at an old logging site in the Pureora Forest, in central North Island.