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A minimal opener carefully crafted to open bottles and boxes with ease and style. Made in USA. Awesome stretch goals now added!
303 backers pledged $9,247 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello,

TJ here from Léaf Inc. I've made it a decision to create a minimal piece that challenges the average multi-tool . A conversation piece with the intent to alter how we open boxes and bottles safely, stylishly and effortlessly. If you deeply believe in those three product elements as much as i do, then you deserve to own a Léaf product.

I believe that, any product no matter the caliber, shape or size should be meticulously crafted without sacrificing function and beauty. By utilizing strong materials and clean finishes, the sole objective is to create a very useful and yet elegant tool that lasts a long time. 

 Material and Process

Precision laser cut from solid sheets of stainless steel. Not die cast. This method produces a stronger, better quality and more consistent product. 

Waterjetting process is used for the fabrication of the full hard brass. This method is more expensive but produces a durable and quality product.

Finish

Each piece is carefully finished to ensure quality. The edges are dull and not sharp. As with anything if attached to keys, normal wear and scratches will occur. For the Stainless steel, any scratches to be quickly buffed out with any household scotch pad or small grit sandpaper. And for the full hard Brass, which has a higher chance of tarnish( which isnt necessarily a bad thing). They are easy enough to keep shiny and golden by periodic cleaning with any metal polisher, copper or brass polisher.

Design Features

  • No moving parts to wear out.
  • You'll always have a bottle & box opener at the ready.
  • Crafted slim enough to fit in any wallet or purse.
  • Made from durable Stainless steel and Brass.
  • 1/4" hex tool bit holder.
  • Fits perfectly in keychains.
  • Made in USA.

Risks and challenges

I would admit, i have no background in Manufacturing. I know that, keeping the run local is as important as the pledges, thats why i have thoroughly and carefully hand selected one of the best local manufacturing companies in Illinois "LaserPlus" (which is also literally 20 minutes from where i live). With numerous years of experience and fast delivery schedules, the only setback i have would be to make the brass version slightly slimmer than the stainless steel opener because its couple inches thicker than the stainless steel but, if i am able to meet my intended goal. Then, i would be able to make that a reality.

The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thanks for your support.

Cheers,

Tj

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