Tough, stylish and seriously sustainable, the SKID is a kitchen knife, handcrafted in Magdeburg, Germany, from 97 per cent Robinia wood and just three per cent alloyed carbon steel. It shouldn’t work, but the harder-than-oak blade is flawless and thanks to the high tannin content is naturally antibacterial, so all it requires is a quick wash under the tap. As for sustainability, to produce one kilogram of steel – or two to three knives – you need 30-50 litres of fresh water, but given the reduced steel content parent company LINGUM reckon they can produce 70-90 knives for the same volume of water. Definitely a Kickstarter worth following.

€169, Lignum.io

 

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