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Fini is a line of beautiful kitchen knives that are fun to use. They outperform in efficiency, balance, safety, comfort and control.
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FINI Cutlery: Less Handle | More Control  

So what makes our knives so different from anything else on the market? There are 4 main features that we feel set us apart. 

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Traditional kitchen knives have looked and functioned the same for so long that you don’t even notice them anymore.  

The big knife companies don’t notice them either. They have completely ignored innovation, in favor of tradition. This gave us the opportunity to invent features that were hiding in plain sight. 

By redesigning the shape and size of the handles, we've completely transformed the performance and use, Making your knives easier and safer to use!

FINI knives simple innovations have changed the face of cutlery, in form and function. We hope you'll love the way they look, but we know you’ll love the way they work!  Take a look!!!

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FINI CUTLERY HOW THEY MEASURE UP  

In a word?  Well!  The same blade length as traditional knives but in a more compact package.  Our 10" Chef Knife has the same overall dimensions as a traditional 8" thanks to our smaller handle.

 FUN FACT!  The above prototype on the left is Peter's first chef's knife that he owned since he was 15.  It became the first "Garage made" prototype that lead to the line of knives you see today!

 OUR GOAL?  Making your life better!

There is nothing more peaceful, pleasurable, or rewarding than preparing a nice meal.  It's time away from the hustle and bustle, the electronics, and worries. But so many people look at this part of their lives as a chore, something they have to do because eating is a necessity.  Eating should be a blessing.  It's an opportunity for you to relax and family to spend time together, talking, and bonding.

It's therapy while you cook, and instant gratification while you eat!

People spend billions of dollars per year on blenders and food processors to simplify their lives.  But, over 90% of fresh cooking requires knife work.  If you know what you are doing and have great cutlery, it should take longer to wash and unwrap your fresh food than to prepare it. 

"Between my long restaurant career and my personal life I have given many hundreds of knife lessons.  I was taught when I was 15, working in a busy diner, by a chef who cringed while watching me work.  He also offered me a cot, saying “you’ll be here all night if you keep holding the knife like that.” True Story."

"Decades later, I realized that for chopping, slicing and dicing…cutlery is manufactured completely wrong. "

  • "Why do we have to constantly teach the proper knife grip?"
  • "Why are Chef’s knives balanced in the wrong place?"
  • "Why do they only help you while cutting in one direction?"

"Then, one day while cooking, I thought about this concept.  After making my first prototype in the garage I said, “I’ll never have to teach anyone the proper Chef’s knife grip again, because this will do it automatically.”  But then after using my “garage made” prototype, I realized that this knife wasn't for teaching, but was a serious piece of equipment!  Even the prototype felt better than my high end cutlery."

-Peter Rigas

A small innovation, a world of difference…

We have completed all phases of development including building the tooling necessary for production.  We are completely ready to go.  We are here to raise funds to meet necessary minimum production volumes.  With your help we can produce this revolutionary line of German forged steel knives.  We aim to produce and delivery quickly. 

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges in every endeavor. By completing every facet of this project except for production, we have greatly minimized every risk. We have used our own funds to bring this project to this point to greatly reduce the risk and also reduce the delivery time.

We have previous manufacturing experience which also greatly reduces but doesn't eliminate unforeseen circumstances. These can include but are not limited to disruption in raw materials, supply line and logistical issues that may be caused by riots, wars, weather events, etc...

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    One 8" FINI Chef's Knife
    The Work Horse

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    One 7" Japanese Santoku, FINI Style
    Great all purpose knife. Very easy to use.

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    One 10" FINI Chef's Knife
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    5 PIECE Set of FINI CUTLERY including:
    7" Santoku
    8" Chef's Knife
    10" Chef's Knife
    8" Serrated Bread Knife
    3.5" Paring Knife

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    5 PIECE Set FINI CUTLERY including:
    7" Santoku
    8" Chef Knife
    10" Chef Knife
    8" Serrated Bread Knife
    3.5" Paring Knife

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    MAKE IT A VERY FINI CHRISTMAS

    BUY 5 of your loved ones an 8" FINI Chef's Knife for Christmas, and we'll buy you yours. 6 for the price of 5...

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    MAKE IT A VERY BIG FINI CHRISTMAS

    BUY 5 of your VERY loved ones A FULL SET of FINI CUTLERY and You'll be slicing and dicing FOR FREE. 6 SETS for the price of 5.

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