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The Next-Generation Carving Hobby

Create your own "Shining Alien" by using Carving Knives

 

Woodcarving is one of the oldest and most popular hobbies in the world. But while many people attempt to take up woodcarving as a hobby, they often give up soon after they begin.

One of the reasons for this is that they feel woodcarving requires too much time and too many tools in order to create works of art they can be proud of. Sadly, many people do not have enough spare time to put aside to enjoy the creative satisfaction that comes from creating their own wood carvings.

Fortunately, there is now a new way to carve that takes only a couple of hours, requires far less work, but provides great creative satisfaction.

SofViCK - Create Your Own Alien -

SofViCK stands for "Soft Vinyl Carving & Knives". The product comprises a soft vinyl alien head that can be carved with complete freedom by the owner using specialist carving knives made by us.

 

 Unlike woodcarving, all you need to enjoy SofViCK is a soft vinyl toy figure and a set of specialist carving knives. By simply carving the surface of the figure into unique patterns, you will create a beautiful and brightly colored design in no time at all.

 

Just carve the surface, you can immediately create beautiful furrows.
Just carve the surface, you can immediately create beautiful furrows.

 It’s quick and easy so anyone can do it. There is no need to prepare any sandpaper, chisels, paints, or coating wax. Simply create your pattern and enjoy immediate results.

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.

 This is the easy way to create a unique work of art for your home, and the only limit is your imagination.

 The difference between standard woodcarving and SofViCK is that while woodcarving uses plain solid woods, SofViCK uses transparent soft-vinyl toy figures covered with black paint. This is easier to carve than wood, and you can create stunning patterns in minutes.

 

Simply hold the alien figure and carve your own pattern using the carving knives. You can use various blades to create different patterns, just like you can with traditional woodcarving.

 

What’s more, optimized LEDs are also included inside the figures. When you turn on the LED, the light shines through the colored mold to reveal the intricate detail of the carvings, and it looks amazing in a dark room.

Upper: LED OFF, Lower: LED On
Upper: LED OFF, Lower: LED On

 

 

Easy and Comfortable to Carve

From the first moment you carve into SofViCK using a specialist blade, you will be surprised by how comfortable and easy it is.

The soft vinyl feels great in your hand, and slowly carving the paint provides enormous satisfaction. Carving SofViCK is also much easier than carving wood, so you won’t feel exhausted after carving.

Create Intricate Furrows

 

As soon as you start carving, you will instantly see the beautiful carved furrows appear on the figure. The furrows, carved with our high-quality carving knives, shine out and create a stunning effect without any need for further work

With standard woodcarving, on the other hand, you cannot create a furrow like this without a lot of effort polishing the carving with sandpaper. SofViCK becomes a finished carving with a simple cut of the knife and no extra work.

Simple Steps that Anyone Can Enjoy

Enjoying woodcarving requires a lot of work. First you have to prepare a large selection of tools including saws, chisels, sandpaper, paints, coating wax, and carving knives. Then once you start carving, it may take many days, or even weeks or months, before you can enjoy the final result.

While we love the craft of woodcarving and the satisfaction you can get from spending time and effort creating a carving, it’s also true that you might not have much time to spare. With SofViCK, you can enjoy the creativity and satisfaction of carving without the time and effort required to carve wood. All you need is the carving knives and the toy figure, and you can create something amazing. No colors, no sandpaper, and no surface coating need.

Top Japanese carving knife maker located in Seki City. 

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.

 

 *Note: The design of the Box and Playing Mat could be changed.

*Choose the color from Red, Green, Blue or Multi Colors after the campaing.

 

 

 

 

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.

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:  

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

 

 

 

 

 

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, design of the box, and the delivery date.

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    Pledge $14 or more About $14

    Carving Knives Set (VC-5)

    You will receive highly optimized Vinyl Carving Knives set along with protection glove.

    Blades include;
    #1: Flexible V-Parting
    #2: Small U-Gauge
    #3: V-Parting
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew

    Plastic Case

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    • Safety Glove
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    SofViCK: Alien Head

    *Carving Knives NOT include.
    You will receive One SofViCK Alien.

    *You can choose the color of the Alien after this campaign ends.

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    Early Birds Special: SofViCK Starter Box

    You will receive One Alien and two basic carving knives for starting to play SofViCK.

    Blades include:
    #1 Flexible Parting
    #2 Small Gauge

    *You can choose the color of the Alien after this campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Basick Carving Knives
    • Safety Glove
    • Digital & Physical Tutorial
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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Trendsetters: SofViCK Starter Box

    You will receive One Alien and two basic carving knives for starting to play SofViCK.

    Blades include:
    #1 Flexible Parting
    #2 Small Gauge

    *You can choose the color of the Alien after this campaign ends.

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    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Basick Carving Knives
    • Safety Glove
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    Early Birds Special: Triple Agent

    You will receive Three Aliens and playing mat along with carving knives set (VC-5).

    Blades include;
    #1: Flexible V-Parting
    #2: Small U-Gauge
    #3: V-Parting
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew

    The playing mat can be used to easily remove shavings after carving.

    *You can choose the Colors of each Aliens after this campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Knives (VC-5)
    • Safety Glove
    • SofViCK Playing Mat
    • Digital & Physical Tutorial
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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Trendsetters: Triple Agent

    You will receive Three Aliens and playing mat along with carving knives set (VC-5).

    Blades include;
    #1: Flexible V-Parting
    #2: Small U-Gauge
    #3: V-Parting
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew

    The playing mat can be used to easily remove shavings after carving.

    *You can choose the Colors of each Aliens after this campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Knives (VC-5)
    • Safety Glove
    • SofViCK Playing Mat
    • Digital & Physical Tutorial
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    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    Early Birds Special: SofViCK Collection

    Limited Edition for Kickstarter!
    You will receive Four Aliens & One Exclusive Silver colored LED Alien along with playing mat and carving knives set (VC-5).

    Blades include;
    #1: Flexible V-Parting
    #2: Small U-Gauge
    #3: V-Parting
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew

    The playing mat can be used to easily remove shavings after carving.

    *You can choose the Colors of each Aliens after this campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Alien (Exclusive color: Silver)
    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Knives (VC-5)
    • SofViCK Playing Mat
    • Safety Glove
    • Digital & Physical Tutorial
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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Limited Edition!: SofViCK Collection

    Limited Edition for Kickstarter!
    You will receive Four Aliens & One Exclusive Silver colored LED Alien along with playing mat and carving knives set (VC-5).

    Blades include;
    #1: Flexible V-Parting
    #2: Small U-Gauge
    #3: V-Parting
    #4: Medium U-Gauge
    #5: Small Skew

    The playing mat can be used to easily remove shavings after carving.

    *You can choose the Colors of each Aliens after this campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • SofViCK Alien (Exclusive color: Silver)
    • SofViCK Alien
    • SofViCK Knives (VC-5)
    • SofViCK Playing Mat
    • Safety Glove
    • Digital & Physical Tutorial
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