"When we threw out the old rural farming life, we also threw out the carved wooden surfaces. I want to take back the axe- and knife carved surfaces into the craft, but also into everyday life and our everyday objects."
Niklas Karlsson, ahardslojdlife
The knifefinished surface takes years of practice to master. But it gives the kitchen utilities totally different aesthetic and hygienic qualities than the sanded industrial manufactured spoons that we are used to.
A problem with a sanded surface is that the fibers that has been rubbed down into the wood rises when they come in contact with water, and the surface will feel bristly and rough. The carved surface has been cut straight off with a sharp edge, so the fibers are clean and the surface remains smooth and easy to wash.