Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery

Continueing with our reviews of Yamazaki cutlery this month and next up is the Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery.

This is a 5 piece place setting that includes a Dinner Knife, Dinner Fork, Salad/Dessert Fork, Soup/Cereal Spoon and Teaspoon. The flatware is made of dishwasher 18/8 Stainless Steel but I’d worry about how the gold accents hold up to high citric cleaners.

The texture on the handles have an amazing look and that gold flair really sets it off.

Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent 5-piece Place Setting from Amazon

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Yamazaki Swivel Cutlery

Yamazaki Swivel Cutlery

We are reviewing Yamazaki cutlery this month and next up is the curiously named “Swivel”.

This interesting flatware design is so named due to a sculpted, forged handle with an elegant 90 degree twist. This is a single 5 piece setting consisting of dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon and teaspoon. It is made of dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel.

Yamazaki Swivel 5-Piece Place Setting from Amazon

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Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki’s Cache Gold Accent is very pretty! We’ve reviewed Yamazaki cutlery in the past and are going to revisit some of their new flatware in the next few posts.

This new flatware design with the gold accents is very decadent indeed. It is made of high carbon electroplated 18/8 stainless steel with touches of 24-karat gold on the handles. It is corrosion-resistant and dishwasher-safe with a full lifetime warranty against defects.

This 5-piece Cache place setting includes a 6-3/4-inch salad fork, a 7-1/2-inch dinner fork, a 9-1/4-inch knife, a 7-1/4-inch soup spoon, and a 6-1/2-inch teaspoon.

Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent 5-piece Place Setting from Amazon

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Smörkniv – The Wooden Butter Knife

Smörkniv - The Wooden Butter Knife

We are going to cheat a little with this write up and show you a Google Translated (from Swedish to English) Wikipedia article about the Smörkniv:

A butter knife is a cutlery that is used to spread dairy products ( butter , table margarine ) or other soft toppings on, for example, the sandwich . Butter knives lack sharp edges , and are traditionally made of wood , but can also be made of plastic or metal, for example .

Wood butter knives are often manufactured within the home and school craft and today’s design became common in the 1950s. In the past, the butter knives were made in one, but later on there are other types of wood.

In the 19th century, butter was exclusive and was therefore rarely used on the sandwich. In terms of appearance, however, it is easy to confuse 19th-century “ass scratches” (precursors to toilet paper ) with butter knives.

Yup, you read it correctly. It seems that sometime the butter knives were confused with “ass scratches”. We don’t think this happens any longer. Cutlery confusion like this be crazy. Don’t get us started on the “poop knife”.

We plan on make a few of our own Smörkniv this summer while camping. But if you want to buy your own check these out from Amazon. BTW – It’s good advice to soak them in mineral oil before using. That way you won’t have any issues with oils going rancid in the wood.

Butter Knife Handmade Juniper Wood from Amazon

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