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About

  What if you could create your very own alien and bring it to life right before your own eyes?

That's exactly what we enable you to do with our brand new SofViCK Alien Toy Figures.

 At Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd., we make some of the finest carving knives in the world, and now we're branching out into a new direction with these unique vinyl alien figures.

 

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They are designed using the highest-quality vinyl that is designed to be carved out into patterns. As you carve through the dark outer layer, vibrant colors burst out to create stunning designs.

This is easy to do, and no previous carving experience is necessary. Even if you've never done anything like this before, you can still create an amazing design that is uniquely yours.

 

 

 SofViCK stands for Soft Vinyl Carving & Knives. The product comprises vinyl alien heads that can be carved with complete freedom by the owner using specialist carving knives made by Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd.

There is a common misconception that you can only create beautiful items using carving knives if you have specialist skills developed over many years.

With SofViCK, we are challenging that idea.

 

While we could just create the carvings ourselves and sell the finished alien head toys as products, we thought it was much more satisfying to allow you to create your own designs. That way, your alien figure is completely unique to you.

The carving process is surprisingly simple—see the details below:

 

Carving your own design is a truly satisfying experience, and it's really not hard to end up with an amazing creation. That's why these are perfect even if you have never done anything similar before.

 

To help you out, we provide a selection of tutorials in both video and PDF format. Use them to guide you, or just do what you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At the beginning, SofViCK is a flat Alien head. They are produced in colorful Soft Vinyl (PVC), and covered with black/gold/silver splays.

We recommend that you draw a design directly onto the head using a pencil, but if you prefer you can just start carving.

 Once you are happy with your design, simply take your chosen carving knife and get to work.

 Different knives in your kit have different styles that you can use to create different designs on the eyes, forehead, face, etc.

 The result is a stunning and unique pattern created by you!

 

 

 

 

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 To see just how easy it is to create your own alien head design, we tested our product out on some participants. In the chart below, you can see the average length of time it took them to complete the carving along with the difficulty rating.

The majority of the alphas testers said that SofViCK was “easier than expected.”

 

 See How our tester Create their unique Aliens!

 

 

 The carving knives are an essential feature of the product. At Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd., we have over 100 years of history creating knives, and we have long been known in Japan as the No.1 carving knife manufacturer.

Materials: 

Carbon Steel (SK5) Blade with Elastomer & ABS Grip

Each knife in the set has a slightly different design, and you can use each one to create a different pattern.

The five knives in the set include:

  •  V-Parting
  •  Flex V-Parting
  • Small U-Gauge
  • Medium U-Gauge
  • Small Skew

See the images below for details of the different qualities of the knives.

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 The soft vinyl covering has an average thickness of 3.5mm, making it easy to carve using the knives. Cutting away the material to reveal the color beneath has a satisfying feel.

 

 

 

 

 At Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd. we have been making cutlery in Seki City, Japan, for over 100 years. For many years now we have been known as the No.1 knife manufacturer in Japan.

Our craftsmen have honed their skills over many years, and every one of the SofViCK blades has been hand-finished by our artisans with impeccable care and attention to detail.

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

 

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Risks and challenges

At Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd., we produce over 600,000 sets of carving knives every year, and we have complete confidence that we will fulfill all of the rewards on time.

The project is running smoothly, and mass production of SofViCK is about to begin.

However, various elements of the project could still change due to unexpected issues, including the shapes of the knives, colors, specs, and the delivery date.

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    The Carving Knives set

    Highly-optimized 5-blades Carving Knives set for SofViCK

    Blades include;
    #1:V-Parting
    #2: Flexible V-Parting
    #3: Small U-Gauge
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew
    Accessories;
    ・Safety Glove (x1)

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    Early Birds: An Alien and Knives set

    Along with the SofViCK knives set, you'll receive ONE Alien Toy Figure.
    Color choice: (Green, Red or Blue)

    Includes:
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    • SofViCK Alien Toy Figure
    • Digital Tutorial Book (PDF)
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    An Alien and Knives set

    Along with the SofViCK knives set, you'll receive ONE Alien Toy Figure.
    Color choice: (Green, Red or Blue)

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    • SofViCK Alien Toy Figure
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    Triple Aliens with Knives set

    Along with the SofViCK knives set, you'll receive THREE Alien Toy Figures.
    Colors: Green, Red and Blue

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    Early Birds: SofViCK Collection

    If you really want to try and enjoy the full-potential of SofViCK, this tier will be the one you should consider.
    You'll receive Five Aliens, playing mat along with the starter kit.
    Colors: Green, Red, Blue, Gold and Silver

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Knives set
    • All 5 Colors of the Alien Vinyl Toy Figures
    • Digital Tutorial Book (PDF)
    • SofViCK Playing Mat
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    SofViCK Collection

    If you really want to try and enjoy the full-potential of SofViCK, this tier will be the one you should consider.
    You'll receive Five Aliens, playing mat along with the starter kit.
    Colors: Green, Red, Blue, Gold and Silver

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Knives set
    • All 5 Colors of the Alien Vinyl Toy Figures
    • Digital Tutorial Book (PDF)
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    Double Team

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    Enjoy SofViCK with your friends

    You'll receive Two of All Colors of Aliens along with two sets of the starter kit and two playing Mats.
    (x10 Aliens)

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    • All 5 Colors of the Alien Vinyl Toy Figures
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