Paper Knife Alligator - Length 23 cm, Pewter, Björn Trägårdh | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    106136
    Designer:
    Björn Trägårdh
    Material:
    Pewter
    Size:
    Length 23 cm

    Pewter is a silvery-white metallic element that is extracted primarily from the mineral tinstone or cassiterite. It is one of the few metals that have been in use since prehistoric times.

  • Design

    This letter opener has an alligator’s body for the handle and its tail as the blade. It was cleverly designed by architect Björn Trägårdh in 1929. He was one of the first to make designs in pewter for Svenskt Tenn.

     

    Designer

    Björn Trägårdh

    Björn Trägårdh was a Swedish furniture designer, artist, illustrator and graphic artist who from 1928-1936 was a designer for Svenskt Tenn. During that period he created everything from pewter items and design products to lamps and furniture. Trägårdh worked primarily with a muted colour palette of black, white and grey elements.

  • Care instructions

    Pewter is a soft material that requires careful treatment. We recommend using cotton gloves when handling pewter. Objects that are not being used can be stored in a plastic or felt bag to avoid scratching.

    It is generally recommended to avoid using polish on pewter, since it can cause scratches. To remove fingerprints and other stains, rinse the pewter in warm water with a small amount of dish detergent. Dry with a soft cloth. For more advanced cleaning of pewter objects we recommend a professional restorer, for example, KA Johnsson in Stockholm.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Pewter

    The metal pewter has been used since ancient times and is extracted from the mineral cassiterite. Throughout the manufacturing process of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter objects, waste is minimised and whatever metal scrap remains is sent to recycling. Excess pewter can be melted down and used once again. The family-owned company Freitas in Portugal manufactures some of Svenskt Tenn's pewter items, and the company follows EU rules and regulations when it comes to production of pewter.

    This is how pewter objects are manufactured at Freitas

    At Freitas, several craftsmen work with the production of Svenskt Tenn's objects. The prototypes are made by hand without templates and molds. Once the prototypes are made, they manufacture specific molds for casting or spinning. Sometimes different parts need to be soldered together before the objects are engraved, polished, cleaned and finally checked and approved before they are sent to Svenskt Tenn.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

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Paper Knife Alligator Length 23 cm, Pewter

86 USD (incl. VAT)

Web: In stock   Store: In stock
  • Shipping information

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  • Return & Exchange

    30 day right to return

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    30 day right to exchange

    We offer a 30-day open purchase and return policy. You can exchange one item for another by placing a new order on our website. A new shipping fee will be added, and you also pay for the return shipping.

    The policy do not apply to fabric by the metre or for made-to-order products. If you want to return stocked furniture, please contact Svenskt Tenn’s Customer Service.

    Read more about returns and exchanges in our Terms & Conditions.

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