Alessi Antechinus Cheese knife cuts both soft & hard cheese and lets you spike it to get it to your plate. It’s also the world’s most outrageously named cheese knife.
The knife is made from a single piece of mirror-finished stainless steel. The blade is sharpened on both sides, and it’s curved at its butt end so it stands on its blade. This also makes it feel beautiful to hold (favouring right handers, though).
Whilst the Antechinus is released under the banner of Italy’s great Alessi company, the design is the work of Tasmanian metals designer Anita Dineen. She was raised on a farm near Launceston, and reckons she wanted to be a wool classer before falling in love with working metal.
Anita’s named her knife after a little mouse-like marsupial common in regional Tasmania. She thinks her knife looks like an Antechinus. That’s where the resemblance ends, though, because the little male Antechinus famously has a twelve-month life cycle before literally shagging itself to death. Honest.
Dimensions : L = 19cm , h = 4.5cm , w = 2cm