MARUNAO’s legacy began in 1939 when the Fukuda family’s first generation, Naoyoshi Fukuda, began making carpentry tools in Kanazawa, Japan. Since then, Marunao has worked out of the Niigata Prefecture, continuing to make a variety of hand tools and Classical Japanese instruments. In 2003, under the direction of the Fukuda family’s third generation, Marunao moved into the manufacturing of chopsticks and utensils. These craftsmen draw on their rich experience of working with ebony and shitan (rosewood) using traditional finishing technique. Marunao chopsticks and utensils are highly functional, and are carefully crafted with exquisite attention to every detail; from the tips of the chopsticks to their signature octagonal shape, whilst always bearing in mind the dining experience of the user.
Marunao's Dessert Knife is small in size, perfect for eating fruits or cake, either Japanese or Western. Its handle and cutting edge are designed with beautiful curves, which look discreet and refined on the table. Available in Ebony wood or Granadillo Rosewood. Both versions have a star of silver embedded on the end to contrast delicately to the beautiful wood grain.
Please note, as each product is handmade from wood, the product may differ slightly in color or grain. Do not place in microwave or dishwasher. Please handwash with mild soap and soft sponge. Do not let soak in water. After washing, dry immediately with towel for storage.
The body of the knife is made thin to fit delicately to your lips. Avoid bending which may break the knife. Do not polish with a scrubbing brush or polishing powder. The wood is not coated and will gradually lose their natural gloss. To restore sheen, rub with a bit of olive oil on a cotton cloth piece.