I would imagine only highly-skilled artisans can craft this spoon.
It cutely resembles the traditional Japanese ladle, which usually placed in front of shrine or temple for cleaning for visitors.
The length of the spoon is great. The spoon is perfectly circle and the handle is reasonably sized. Not too large that would feel uncomfortable, but not too small that would easily crack. Also true for the very thin bottom.
I believe a lots of thoughts have been put into its design with a lots of trial and error with different thicknesses of the handle or bottom, so they won't crack during production or daily use.
Although this spoon is considerably expensive, I really appreciate the effort Ishii Koji-san put into this small spoon and it well worth it. It's a masterpiece.
I have been using it everyday. Once I started to use it, I can’t use any other coffee measurement for the beans. I really love it for the handle is long and you can go deep into the coffee carrister easily.
Well crafted, it was purchase as a gift for a friend. He loves it.
Gorgeously crafted wooden scoop—so light and well balanced.
This is an excellent hand-made wooden (walnut) coffee scoop. A nice way to class up your morning ritual.