July 26th, 2012

Florentine Kitchen Knives

By Duane King

Florentine Kitchen Knives

These lustworthy kitchen knives, created by Israeli designer Tomer Botner, are a wonderful marriage of design, craft, and social good. Handmade in the Florentine neighborhood located in Southwestern Tel Aviv, these knives have been created with the help of 17 local suppliers and craftsmen. A single blade and handle are joined together with a steel plate to form a cross-shaped hilt that is then stacked with colored disks. Both beautiful and useful, these disks are weighted and serve to achieve an ideal balance for every blade. Each handle is then sealed and given an individual number.

Tomer is currently seeking funding for production, but in the meantime you can follow the production process on his blog.

Via Cool Hunting.