19 October 2014

Made in Japan

I saw these classic metal water bottles at Hiroshi's shop, C Speed, the other day.  Beautiful, light and strong. There is a cork under the cap and, of course, the cap when unscrewed and inverted will serve as a cup.  They would go great on a restored classic bike ... though they are not inexpensive, and the shiny mirror-like finish (right side) costs extra.   Still, they should last a long, long time.

Hiroshi tells me that they are made using the Japanese "herabori" technique, kind of like cutting away metal with a spoon, I guess on a metal lathe.  

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