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Tsubame Shinko TI-1 High Carbon Dinner Knife 19.5cm

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Product Information

  • Brand:TI-1
  • Material:High carbon stainless steel
  • Product type:Dinner Knives
  • Country of origin:Japan (Tsubame, Niigata)
  • Dimensions (approx):195 mm
  • Item weight (approx):55 g
  • Shipping weight (approx):60 g

Key Features

  • Beautifully mirror-polished award-winning cutlery.
  • Designed by Takenobu Igarashi.
  • TI-1 Straight Dinner Knife has jagged blade, which can be seen either from front or back side. Jagged blades are easy to use for either right or left handed people.
  • The thickness looks even, but the top (blade) is thinner than the end (handle). The blade is 0.3 to 0.4 mm thick, and other part about 2 mm.
  • The surface is smooth without any concavity and convexity with a novel design.

Background

Tsubame Shinko Industrial Co Ltd was founded in Tsubame City, Niigata, Japan in 1919. Many of their products have won awards such as iF DESIGN AWARD and Good Design Award.

"TAKENOBU IGARASHI (JAPANESE, B. 1944)
Takenobu Igarashi graduated from Tama Art University in 1968, and completed postgraduate studies at California University in 1969. Igarashi attained international acclaim as a graphic designer in the mid-1970s with his architectural alphabets. His work subsequently evolved into three-dimensions, with alphabet sculptures and a variety of product designs. For the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Igarashi produced a series of graphics and designs by incorporating his architectural alphabets. In 1994, he ended his career as a designer and became a sculptor. He has since produced various sculptures, which were placed in public spaces all over Japan."
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Award History

  • Good Design Award 1990.
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 1993.
  • Selection of MoMA Design Store.