Japanese Butter Knife Whittling Kit
We found these DIY wood whittling kits in Japan and couldn’t wait to bring them back. Whittle away the block form to your desired shape, sand down any rough edges and then varnish with the beeswax. Experience the satisfaction of learning a new craft, and then using a wooden knife carved with your own fair hands. Wrapped in fun Japanese packaging, they’d also make a great gift for someone who loves making things, as a first step in to the world of woodcraft. The kit contains a Japanese Oak wood block, three grades of sand paper, beeswax and cloth. A knife is not included as part of the kit, but a small craft knife or penknife would be sufficient.
These utensils are suitable for everyday use but to keep the wood at its best, we advise not leaving the knife to soak in water, and re-waxing from time to time.