The Maple Set by The Federal, a design studio based in Ottawa, Canada, takes standard kitchen knives and turns them on their heads. In place of the classic steel and wood look, they are predominantly made out of wood. In fact, the knives could have easily been mistaken for a set of children's toys if not for the gleam of the slim blades on their ends.
Warm and simple, the Maple Set by The Federal is, as the name suggest, carved out of uninterrupted maple wood. The unusual material has been sealed and is food safe to allow for easy cleanup. Although the knives look lightweight, they have been properly balanced to ensure that they can be used by any level of chef. Even if they weren't, no one would be able to turn away from them.
The Maple Set by The Federal Updates the Standard Knife
Meghan Young — January 22, 2013 — Art & Design
References: thefederal.co & behance.net