Handmade Pure Silver Spoons

Nisshin Kikinzoku Co., Ltd.

Handmade Pure Silver Spoons
Each pure silver handmade spoon is presented in an attractive box

Each pure silver handmade spoon is presented in an attractive box

Ours is a product born of Japan’s proud artisanal traditions, an individually handmade pure silver spoon with a surface design created through patient blows from the artisan’s hammer. It can be used as an ice-cream spoon, a butter spoon, or a baby feeding spoon.

Due to its beauty, rarity as a precious metal, and the ease with which it can be worked, silver has long been used to make ornaments and items for daily life. Today, there are even products that contain silver or silver ions to take advantage of its antimicrobial properties. Because of its rarity, silver is a high-value material used to make luxury items for a very small number of people. But in recent years there has been a shift toward the long-term use of quality items; an idea that is gaining support due to concerns about the environment and a reassessment of the merits of mass production and mass consumption.

The spoon offers the pleasing gentle solidity, ease of use, and beautiful characteristic of pure silver. In Japan, it is popular to give as a corporate gift to companies and individual clients, as wedding presents, as gifts to celebrate new babies, and for personal use. Silver is a precious metal and has the highest thermal conductivity of all metals.

The spoon’s finish is carefully hammered in one blow at a time

The spoon’s finish is carefully hammered in one blow at a time

Enjoy a Delicious Taste of Luxury

The spoon is popular in Japan and abroad as a stylish, beautiful, and useful traditional craft item. Using techniques that date back to the Edo period (1603–1868), a silver plate is forged and cut, then carefully hammered to produce the surface pattern. Finally, the spoon is polished using a grindstone in a similar way to a traditional Japanese sword. Each piece is completely handmade.

The spoon has been praised both for its practical durability and artistic qualities. With use, it develops a distinctive and increasingly rich patina, which makes it a popular gift for new babies. It is a gift that can be passed down the generations and is perfect for both sexes and all ages.

The spoon blank is cut from a sheet of pure silver

The spoon blank is cut from a sheet of pure silver

A Silver Spoon That is Recyclable

As well as being almost 100% recyclable, silver can be repaired and reused. In Europe, there are many pieces of silver tableware and other items that have been in use for hundreds of years. The antimicrobial and germ-killing properties of silver have been known for centuries in many countries. Today, silver could even be called the “ultimate eco-friendly material.” This spoon has been admired in Japan and abroad for its practicality and beauty. It is popular both as a wedding gift and as a gift given in celebration of a new baby.

The spoon conducts heat from the hand, perfect for eating ice cream

The spoon conducts heat from the hand, perfect for eating ice cream

A Spoon That Responds to Hand Temperature

Silver has the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Each spoon is handmade from silver of 99.9% purity, so the heat from the holder’s hand is quickly transferred to frozen food such as ice cream, making it easier to eat. Sometimes it isn’t possible to get a spoon into frozen ice cream, and the dessert must be left to thaw before it can be enjoyed. But this silver spoon transmits heat from the hand to the surface of the ice cream, quickly melting it. The spoon can also be used in a similar way to soften cold butter. It is a versatile and practical product that offers a touch of luxury along with the distinctive gentle glitter and weight of pure silver.