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IF and Red dot design winner - to extent knife range with more beautiful and functional knives in premium VG10 damascus steel
81 backers pledged DKK 104,937 to help bring this project to life.

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As you can see in the video above, I have designed a Premium Quality Knife that lasts a life time, in close cooperation with a butcher who has more than 30 years of experience in working with knives 3-4 hours on daily basis and an industrial designer who has been designing consumer goods for many years and won both IF and Red dot awards.

VG10 damascus steel - the very best but also most expensive material for a knive

By making a knife with a blade of VG10 damascus steel - where the steel is folded and folded and folded, 68 times and has a HRC of 62 - you are guaranteed a premium quality knife of the finest and best - but also most expensive steel material that has a durability and hardness that keeps the blade much sharper and last much longer than a traditional knife and will for sure make your daily cooking task in the kitchen easier and more safe.

We now extend the RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife concept with 2 new knives

By launching the small 5.9 inches / 15 cm chef knife and 5.3 inches / 13.5 Asian paring knife you will together have the 3 most important knives in Damascus steel.

Why we can offer you a premium quality knife at such a competitive price.

With a lean and simple set up with direct contact to the right manufacturer that is specialized in producing knives, you only pay costs related to designing and manufacturing the knives.

By selling directly online to you - we give you the mark up and kick backs that the retailers normally request and it will be a saving for you. Furthermore, we do not have a team of marketing, finance, warehouse, sales people in company cars etc that needs to be calculated into the final cost price and passed on to you.

Progressive and organic design

The progressive and organic design made by industrial designer Jacob Leth-Espensen also gives you a knife that designwise will stay contemporary in many years to come. The blade is also designed so it cuts right to the end of the blade using the full length which is often missing on existing knifes on the market.

Handle designed for comfort and proper grip

Furthermore, the handle is designed for comfort and proper grip and we have been focusing on making the handle as light as possible in order to give you a unique feeling when having the knife in the hand and using it in the kitchen. Due to mix of material and design, the 7.9 inches / 20 cm chef knife only weights 220 g.

How we designed the knife:

 

 

 

 

 

Value for Money offer - save up to 45% as Kickstart member

As an alternative to our Premium Designed Damascus knife - we have based on consumer feedback - decided also to offer a value for money knife set where we keep the unique progressive and organic design - but where the very expensive damascus steel is replaced with Stainless steel of HRC56 that still guarantees you a high quality knife.

 

Who we are:

Jacob Leth-Espensen is industrial designer and has been designing consumer goods for more many years. He has among other been awarded with the international Red Dot and IF award for designing consumer goods for eg Fiskars group.

 

 

Tommy Hansen has been working his entire life as a butcher and has always wanted to bring into the market a knife that is developed and designed based on his many years of experience working with a knife. Today,Tommy is CEO Hjortsminde (manufacturing bacon etc.)

Jakob Risvig Skov has been working with consumer goods for more than 15 years and has many years of experience working with the knive category from eg the well known Danish knife brand Raadvad and international brand Fiskars.

 

Timeplan

We expect the following timeplan for the RISVIG Acutus knife project and will be ready to start shipment of the RISVIG Acutus knives in December 2017 to you.

Risks and challenges

As this is a line extension of the Risvig Acutus knife - and we have already part of the concept in mass production and have known the manufacture for several years - then the main risk is that we do not meet our funding goal of 100.000 to invest in tooling.

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    Pledge DKK 699 or more About $104

    Premium - Damascus small chef knife

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth-Espensen

    5.9 inches / 15 cm Chef knife Premium Damascus steel

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%

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    Pledge DKK 848 or more About $127

    Premium knife - Damascus Chef knife

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    7.9 inches / 20 cm VG 10 Damascus chef knife

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%

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    Pledge DKK 849 or more About $127

    Value for money knife - 3 pcs set in SS

    RISVIG Acutus stainless steel knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    7.9 inches / 20 cm Chef knife stainless steel
    7.1 inches / 18 cm Bread knife stainless steel
    5.9 inches / 15 cm Chef knife stainless steel

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to knives of stainless steel you save up to 45%

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    Pledge DKK 999 or more About $149

    Premium knife - 2 pcs Damascus set

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth-Espensen

    Because I already have a large chef knife and only want to complete the knife range with the 2 new Damascus knives

    5.9 inches / 15 cm Chef knife Premium Damascus steel
    5.3 inches / 13.5 cm Asian paring knife Premium Damascus steel

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%

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    Pledge DKK 1,299 or more About $194

    Value for money knife - 5 pcs set in SS

    RISVIG Acutus stainless steel knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    7.9 inches / 20 cm Chef knife stainless steel
    7.1 inches / 18 cm Bread knife stainless steel
    5.9 inches / 15 cm Chef knife stainless steel
    5.3 inches / 13,5 cm Asian paring knife stainless steel
    5.1 inches / 13 cm Tomato knife stainless steel

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other knifes of stainless steel you save up to 45%.

    There is of course freight free delivery in this offer.

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    Pledge DKK 1,599 or more About $239

    Premium knife - 2xDamascus chef knife

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    Because I want to buy one extra large chef knife to give away for e.g. birthday

    7.9 inches / 20 cm VG 10 Damascus chef knife

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%

    There is freight free delivery included in this offer

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    Pledge DKK 1,799 or more About $269

    Premium knife - 3 pcs Damascus set

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    7.9 inches / 20 cm VG 10 Damascus Chef knife
    5.9 inches / 15 cm VG 10 Damascus Chef knife
    5.3 inches / 13.5 cm VG 10 Damascus Asian paring knife

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%.

    There is of course freight free delivery in this offer.

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    Pledge DKK 4,750 or more About $710

    Volume offer - 3 x 3 pcs Damascus set

    RISVIG Acutus Damascus knife - designed by Jacob Leth Espensen

    Why not buy 3 sets of both Damascus 3 pcs set - so you can give away sets to a wedding, father's day, birthday, X-mas etc?

    3 x 7.9 inches / 20 cm VG 10 Damascus Chef knife
    3 x 5.9 inches / 15 cm VG 10 Damascus Chef knife
    3 x 5.2 inches / 13.5 cm VG 10 Damascus Asian paring knife

    As kickstart member you will get the knife with 35% discount compared to the retail price and in comparison to other premium quality knifes of damascus steel you save up to 45%

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