Handmade Copper Grater

Handmade Copper Grater

Used daily in Japanese cooking, this traditional copper grater (or oroshigane), differs from Western varieties as it produces a much finer grate, perfect for garlic, radish, wasabi and ginger.  To produce this grater, a thin copper sheet is first pounded with a spring hammer to strengthen the metal before it is cut by hand into the classic shape. After being plated in tin the teeth are cut and raised tooth by tooth - a painstaking technique that survives from the Edo period. Made in Japan.

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Dimensions
95.25mm H x 57.15mm W.