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The Letter Opener Made of Old Letters is Very Poetic

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 15, 2012 • References: plantbrooklyn and fastcodesign
The Letter Opener Made of Old Letters is a poetic creation. The name of the paper knife isn't just clever, it is in fact completely crafted out of post consumer recycled paper. At least, the sharp end is. Of course, that doesn't mean that it is actually made out of old letters, but the chances that there are a couple thrown into the mix is more than likely.

Created by Brooklyn-based PLANT Design Studio, the Letter Opener Made of Old Letters has a wooden handle while the pulp used to make the knife has been mixed with resin made from cashew nut shells. The creation of the letter opener happened on a whim. Designer Bjarke Ballisager decided to sharpen leftover strips of Richlite used to create a counter and came away with the idea for this paper knife.