On a trip to Strasbourg, the designer of this Italian-made cocktail set went to a Brazilian bar and met a master mojito maker. They discussed the ultimate muddler for preparing mojitos: It had to be heavy enough to break ice by hand, with sharp teeth to shred the lime and sugar cane but only bruise the mint, gently releasing its essential oils. The cylindrical end of the muddler had to be just the right length for reaching the bottom of a highball glass. Inspired by the exchange, the designer developed a prototype that was faithful to the mixologist's specifications, then added a paring knife to complete the set.
Hand wash in warm water and dry thoroughly immediately after cleaning. To preserve the stainless steel knife blade, store in its cardboard box along with muddler.
Made in Maniago, Italy, this cocktail set comes from a company founded in 1912 that originally specialized in farming tools. In 1952, after four generations of tool making, the company decided to hone their focus and concentrate on knives for the home kitchen and professional butchery. Recent additions to the collection include knives fitted with "paperstone" handles made of post-consumer waste paper and recycled cardboard "booklet" boxes to replace the bulky knife stand and messy knife drawer.
Every drink-making kit requires a trusty muddler for mashing fruits, herbs, and spices. Our hand-polished aluminum model and accompanying paring knife give you an edge thanks to their bartender-approved design. The paring knife is made of stainless steel, with a serrated edge designed for slicing limes without tearing the fruit’s delicate fibers. The Tuscan olive wood handle features stainless steel rivets to prevent oxidation.
• Length of muddler: 8" (20 cm)
• Length of knife: 7.5" (19 cm)
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