Butter knife

Till Mayer

If you’ve ever joined us for dinner at Nobelhart, you’ll be well familiar with the little wooden knives you’ve used to slather a good helping of our homemade butter onto thick slices of Domberger’s rye bread. Like all of our food, they’re 100% local – handmade by Till Meyer from two types of strictly local wood, namely pear and nut. As a finishing treatment to help harden the wood, Till only uses a coating of peanut oil. Designed are the knives by our’s truly Michael Sans.

All knives are made with both types of wood, but you get to pick whether you’d like one with mostly pear or mostly nut. The pear variety is a bit lighter in color and usually comes with some lovely marbling, whereas nut is a bit darker. With this being a handcrafted product, each knife is completely unique, and that is absolutely the way it should be – no two are the same in terms of grain, colour, and brightness. Also keep in mind that with time the patina of each knife will evolve and change.

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In line with Till’s recommendation, be sure to treat your knife to a good coating of peanut oil every once in a while – leave it on overnight and polish it the next day.

Till Mayer
Originally from southern Germany, Till Mayer has had his own workshop in Berlin since 1988. (With a few breaks for lengthy stays in Capetown.) Over the past 15 years, the trained architect and sculptor has devoted himself primarily to interior and exterior design. Till’s distinct aesthetic relies on the use of special materials; his unique and distinctive approach brings to life each individual customer’s needs, no matter the occasion or context.