Using four-century old Nambu Tekki (cast iron) techniques, the owl opener is hand-forged and exemplify Japanese traditional craft. Although meant to pop bottle caps, we love the little sculpture simply gracing our tabletop. Made in Japan.
The Iwate Prefecture in the northern part of Japan has been a center of ironware since the mid-17th century. Since this area is part of the ancient Nambu domain, ironware made here is called “Nambu-tekki” and is traditionally known to be of the highest quality. The black color of the iron is an applied lacquer which deters rust.
- Designer: Tadahiro Baba
- Country of Design: Japan
- Materials: Lacquered cast iron
- Dimensions: L 4”