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Ihada Waku Bottle Opener

/ £45

Cheers! Prost! A Votre Sante! 乾杯! Gesondheid! Na zdravi! 干杯! Salute! ΥΓΕΙΑ! Salud! Lechyd da! Skål! The ‘Waku’ or ‘Frame’ brass bottle opener, with its contemporary geometic design, would make an understated but elegant addition to a home bar. This stunning collection of handmade utensils is crafted in a Japanese foundry, Futagami, which dates back to the 19th Century. Forged using a sand-casting technique, the solid brass is left with a raw, crude ‘Ihada’ texture, adding to the piece's overall character. Ihada castings also stand as a testament to the skill of their maker, for there is no disguising imperfections beneath an applied after-finish. Designed within the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, this piece will develop a beautiful warm patina with age and use. Comes with care instructions.

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