ANTIPODE - Salmon Set
Cutting salmon is a delicate ritual that people share over time. Antipode consists of three objects that ritualise this process. The main piece, a Tamahagane knife, consists of a long process of folding steel. This traditional, ancient technique, also called 'jewel steel', implies r
emoving impurities by stretching and compressing the steel. This technique creates patterns on the blade and contrasts with the other objects.
The salmon knife is a monoblock piece. Standing up, the shape is larger at the bottom to have more contact surface. The sharp part of the handle is related to the joint of the fingers. The curve line is following the blade.
The plane surface of the plate is made to cut the salmon. Then you gently slice your fingers under the plate and lift it. A tension is created between the pieces. The knife should not get into contact with the stone plate and the acidity of the lemon holder. The three differ in shape and material, which emphasises their relationship.
The fabrication of the knife is made in the south of France.