Lue Brass Flatware
These hand-hammered utensils have been crafted by long time metalworker, Ruka Kikuchi, in Setouchi Japan. Each piece has a unique form and luster that make these cutlery items breathtaking as a decorative object or functional addition to your dinner table.
Each piece is hammered by hand and completely unique. The product you receive may not be the exact product photographed here. Brass will patina and oxidize over time - cherish the maturation of these singular utensils.
Ruka Kikuchi (also known by his nickname Lue) creates unique, handcrafted brass utensils from his studio in Setouchi, Japan. Kikuchi began training in metalwork with his father in early 2001, and after a six year apprenticeship, he began making his own cutlery and tableware. Each piece is hand-hammered into unique and elegant shapes, calling to mind delicate metalworking techniques traditionally used for jewelry. He often uses a single piece of metal to craft a utensil. In 2010, Kikuchi won the Japan Mingei Museum Exhibition prize for his brass utensil line.
Tea spoon: L 5” x W 1”
Fruit fork: L 5.1” x W 0.5”
Wooden handle spoon: L 6.75” x W 1”
Dinner fork: L 7.25” x W 1.5”
Dinner spoon: L 7.25” x W 1.5”
Large spoon: L 7.5” x W 2”
Table spoon: L 8.25” x W 2”
Dessert fork: L 5” x W 0.5”
Dessert Knife: L 5” x W 0.15”
Ladle with Curved Handle: L 11” x W 3.25”
Small Ladle: L 8.5” x W 2.5”
Serving Spoon: L 8.75” x W 2.5”
To prevent significant discoloration or rust, hand wash with a gentle detergent after use. Natural luster can be returned if scrubbed with salt and vinegar in the event of discoloration.