Lovers of toast unite + rejoice! This humble fine-grained hardwood butter knife is the best thing to happen to toast since, well, you know. Hand-turned and carved on holy Miyajima Island where wood from Japanese Mulberry trees, called Shimakuwa ("island wood"), has long been celebrated for its beauty, strength, and gorgeous grain. Mulberry craftsmen from the island have a centuries-old history going back to making these same types of objects for butter-loving emperors. This sweet, simple tool is naturally hydrophobic and pleasingly smooth to the touch. Its smooth rounded edge makes it ideal for applying butter, nut butters, soft cheeses or anything else that benefits from spreading. The spreading edge itself is the perfect "sharpness"- keen enough for cutting cold butter (if that's how you roll) and smooth enough to spread it on bread without destroying it. 6 3/4" long.