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NO MORE CHEWY STEAKS! niXaX makes less expensive steaks more tender and more fun to eat. Enjoy steak life!
NO MORE CHEWY STEAKS! niXaX makes less expensive steaks more tender and more fun to eat. Enjoy steak life!
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Do you like to eat Steak? Steak is the king of meat. People are fascinated by its volume and presence.

We enjoy Steaks at restaurants, home, and even outside at barbecues! Even simply imagining the juicy smells and tastes might make your mouth start to water.

Unfortunately, steaks aren't always as tender as you'd like them to be.   This is especially true when using less expensive meat.  You keep chewing it around in your mouth until you are fed up trying to break through the tough connective tissues. Then you sigh and  gripe, thinking, "It wasn't supposed to be like this!"

Sadly, one disappointing dish has the power to ruin the entire delicious meal.

niXaX is a brand-new steak tenderizer designed to improve the taste and tenderness of these less-expensive cuts of steak. It introduces some patent pending ideas which overcome some weaknesses holding back other meat tenderizer. Moreover, niXaX has Japanese Blades which ensures the quality.

You've never tenderized steaks before? No problem! Using niXaX is very simple: You just lay a cut of steak on the cutting board, then push it from left to right! One side is done in just 10 seconds.

Unlike other meat tenderizers, the Blades of niXaX are arranged in an "X" shape, which enables you to "crisscross" holes across the meat that cut through tough connective tissues.

Because the holes are "crisscrossed", you can easily recognize that the blades are uniformly tenderizing. You want steaks that are even more tender? Flip the steak and repeat. Easy!

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1.Hand Finished Japanese Blades

The edges of the niXaX Blades have a very unique shape. While other meat tenderizers have blades shaped like knives, the edges of niXaX blades are crafted in a "U" shape. It provides an absolute cut between U shaped prongs. Why did we craft them in these shapes? Because our company is the No. 1 chiseling company in Japan and edges like this are our specialty.  

Blades of other meat tenderizers (Left), blades of miXaX (Right)
Blades of other meat tenderizers (Left), blades of miXaX (Right)

2."X" Arranged Blades Plates

The arrangement of the niXaX blades makes us stand out against other tenderizers. They are laid out in an "X" pattern. With this unique arrangement, you can easily make "crisscross" incisions.

3.Protection Guide Pins

Are you worried about the edges stabbing into your cutting board and damaging the blades? No need to worry. Here's how we overcame the problem.  niXaX has 2 guide pins that are a little bit longer than the blades. So the pins touch the cutting board and the blades NEVER stick into the board! It ensures long lasting tastes of the sharpness.

Other meat tenderizers (Left), niXaX (Right)
Other meat tenderizers (Left), niXaX (Right)

4.Easy Cleaning

Cleaning was one of the most frastrating issues facing other meat tenderizers. To be sure, more than two layers of blades are very effective when tenderizing meat. The issue is, the more blades and the layers you have, the more complicated the device is to clean. Cleaning niXaX is simple. You just pop open the cap and pull out the blades; then you can wash each blade separately! Isn't that sanitary and hygienic? Of course, you can also just put niXaX into the dishwasher directly. (Upper rack recommended.)

Easy disassembly, easy wash. Simple.

When you niXaX steaks, blades easily cut the connective tissues. Then, the steaks become much more tender and easier to chew. 

niXaX is extremely effective when you marinate steaks! The flavors and tastes penetrate through the tiny niXaXed channels causing the steak to become  juicy and delicious. You no longer need 24 hours of marinating, instead, just a few hours or less, the marinating is done!

While niXaX is specialized for tenderizing steaks, you can also niXaX other kinds of meat as well. Pork, chicken, lamb, turkey... Do you cook meat everyday? If so, niXaX can help you everyday!

niXaX-ing PORK
niXaX-ing PORK
niXaX-ing CHICKEN
niXaX-ing CHICKEN

Pledging 26$ (24$ for Early bird) or more will get you niXaX Needles!

The blades of niXaX are set in a removable cartridge. niXaX Needles do a great job when you smoke meats or make bacon.

No Steak, No Life!

Congrats! If you pledge 40$ or more, you will receive an original "No Steak, No Life" apron along with your niXaX Needles!

The first conceptual art of niXaX was developed in 2014.  Pictured are some of the preliminary sketches.

Then Akinori Komagata made the first prototype by hand.

This is the first prototype. It looks very different from the final product, but you can seethe basic concept has already been established and hasn't  changed.

Later, Junya constructed 3D models and polished the design and the quality of niXaX.

With 3D models, we made prototypes utilizing a 3D printer. After a series of trials and errors, prototype #9 finally met our requirements of quality.

After that, the mold for mass-production was created based on the 3D data.

Look at this! We have already succeeded manufacturing the first sample of niXaX for mass-production! We are still working hard on adjusting the molds for better quality.

YOSHIHARU CUTLERY CO. LTD., is a Japanese company which has over 100 years of history making cutlery in Seki City. We have been broadly known as the No.1 Chisel manufacturer in Japan for a long time.

The refined skill of finishing blades still lives on in the performances of our craftsmen of today. The blades of niXaX have been hand finished by our artisans one-by-one, with impeccable care.

West Solingen and East Seki, "The CITIES of BLADES"

Photo presented by Seki Sightseeing Association
Photo presented by Seki Sightseeing Association

Along with Solingen in Germany, Seki City has been recognized as one of the world's top producers of blades. There are more than 100 factories that mainly produce and export cutlery in Seki City.

Photo presented by Seki Sightseeing Association
Photo presented by Seki Sightseeing Association

 YOSHIHARU CUTLERY is proudly located in Seki City.

Since its foundation, our company has mainly focused on the domestic (Japanese) market. However, we strongly believe that this new product, niXaX, will be accepted by steak-eaters all over the world. To make this happen, we need initial funds to translate various contents into English, as well as to establish systems for export. With your help, we can send niXaX to steak lovers all over the world.

Risks and challenges

Since we have been producing more than 15,000 old versions of meat tenderizers per year, we have confidence that we can fulfill all the rewards in time. We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure we have a successful project.

niXaX already has been finished preparations for mass-production. However, the shapes, colors, specs and the delivery date of niXaX could be changed or delayed because of the unexpected issues.

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