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Leizer RodalBy Leizer Rodal
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Leizer RodalBy Leizer Rodal
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$11,863
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 5 2018

About

The Safest Knife that lets you peel, cut and chop as you like while protecting your fingers. SafeCut Knife gets the job done.

THE DESIGNERS

With over 50 combined years of product and design experience, Genesis Design & Concept have been a key partner in the development of the SafeCut Knife. Besides having a wide design capability, they also have proven a deep understanding in strategy and realization.  

SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING  

We have partnered up with a sourcing company Who has already manufactured lots of products over the 30 years they have been in business. In fact, we already have a manufacturing facility set up and ready to go.

We did lots of testing with family and friends and most importantly went out there and gave it to total strangers to try and test as well. We made and tried many different prototypes.

Collection of prototypes
Collection of prototypes

We tested many different latching mechanisms and different materials and we came up with these last prototypes. It took 2 years to get to this point. True, it wasn't all because of research & development. We had to take it slow for financial reasons as well.

More prototypes
More prototypes

Right now we have a really sleek and functional prototype. (I actually have a prototype in my kitchen drawer that is my go to knife when I prepare my food so I know it works really well).

SPECS

The SafeCut Knife, a regular kitchen pairing knife, features an integrated thumb protector in the bottom portion of the knife. When removed, the protector can be placed onto the user’s thumb or fingertip – allowing the sharp blade to cut and move safely against the finger without hassle. Additionally, the SafeCut Knife will come with an ergonomic handle for a better grip, and a stainless-steel blade. The dishwasher safe product will be available in four different sizes depending the user’s preference.

  • Integrated thumb protector
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • European quality stainless steel blade (Some more info below)
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 4 thumb sizes - XS, S, M, L  (Some more info below)
Sample colors  (Not final product)
Sample colors (Not final product)

SOME MORE INFO

Sizes: Since the knife and the thumb part need to be as comfortable as possible, we opted to go towards different sizes, so it will fit better and be more comfortable to use.  We will provide a size chart for you to compare your thumb.  (Please make sure to change printer settings to 100% before you print.)

Thumb Cap Sizing Chart
Thumb Cap Sizing Chart

Blades: We were very lucky to find great quality stainless steel  for the blade, It's the X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel which is actually the same steel used in some pairing knives made in Europe.  We will offer a straight blade, a serrated blade (both with a pointy tip) and we are working also on a bird's beak blade which is great for peeling and decorating.

Stainless steel blades
Stainless steel blades
Serrated blade
Serrated blade

SAFECUT KNIFE USES

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SPECIAL THANKS

I Would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being a part of this. (Especially if you're reading this it means you made it all the way to the end :).   I want to give a big thank you to my family and especially to my wife for believing in me and supporting me throughout this entire adventure. I also want to thank Michael and Dave from Genesis Design for helping me with the design and development of the SafeCut Knife. 

        

Risks and challenges

We have partnered up with a sourcing company with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing. In fact we already have a manufacturing facility that has already seen the SafeCut prototype and they are capable of making it.

Still, no one can predict everything. All you can do is do your best to be organized and well prepared.

G-D willing with your help, once we're able to get funded, we will go ahead with the tooling and order the first knives.

- We have already found the X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel
- We already have the finalized quote from the manufacturer
- We have the 30+ years experience behind me to assist me if any bumps or obstacles may come up.

If all goes accordingly, delivery will be November/December.

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