Lue - Ladle
Handmade brass ladle by Japanese metalworker Ruka Kikuchi (aka Lue). He makes these by hammering a form for the scoop and cutting a long strip for the handle, afterwards attaching them together by welding. The scoop itself is shallow and would mainly be used for stirring and the transfer of small liquids, not soups as the well is not big enough.
As time progresses you'll find that this ladle will patina and darken as the metal oxidises, also reacting to the natural oils on ones hands. Each is unique, featuring little scratches up-close where the craftsman has been at work.Approx Dimensions: 21cm in Length x 6.5cm in Width (scoop)