Handcrafted in Guatemala
This exquisite, precisely cut knife set is hand carved from 100% sustainably harvested Jobillo, Granadillo, and Ziricote woods in Petén, Guatemala. Tropical woods are enduring and will last a lifetime. Itza actively reforests and purchases FSC certified woods. For each piece sold, you are contributing to the replenishment of the Petén forest.
Hardwoods will last a lifetime. We recommend conditioning the knife with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil, linseed oil, or any other natural oil that does not turn rancid. You can hand wash with soap and water but dry immediately and do not leave sitting in water.
Includes 2 Small and 2 Medium knives.
- Small: 6.5" x 1"
- Medium: 8.5" x 1.25"
About the Artisan Group
Itza Wood exists to create jobs and foster positive social impact in a place where the poverty is crushing. Our carpenters live in the local communities where families are struggling to ensure basic human services. Reliant on subsistence farming and little else, many families are living in homes with thatched roofs, no electricity, running water and dirt floors but Itza Wood is linking families to a future with hope and well being. The brand's commitment to education is a driving force. They generously support a growing Jungle School providing literacy, skills and incentives to protect the areas’ resources. Through education Itza Wood is equipping young people and creating jobs to better life in the region. As for preservation, their reforestation project planted 45,000 trees before cutting a single one. They are committed to ensuring the tropical forest, known as the Mayan biosphere, remains standing for generations to come.