A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
As we reach 200% of our goal, we are overwhelmed and honored by all of your support. As a thank you, we are rolling out a stretch goal of £30k. After reading your feedback and comments, we have talked with our manufacturers and are excited to announce that we will now offer brass screws as an option with the purchase of a brass Høvel. As for those who ordered an aluminium Høvel, we are now offering a Matte Black option as well. At the end of our campaign we will send out a survey in which you will be able to choose either of these two options if they apply to your pledge.
Also, if we reach our stretch goal of 300% we will include five extra blades with each Høvel order.
Høvel is a pencil sharpener like no other. Drawing on inspiration from traditional hand tools used in woodworking, Høvel is designed to be practical, environmentally friendly, and beautiful. Høvel has been made to last a lifetime and every care has been taken to make sure that it is fully recyclable. As a precision machined piece, both finishes will age beautifully and are a pleasure to use.
Høvel emerged as a result of a dissatisfaction with the everyday pencil sharpener. Common pencil sharpeners easily break the lead of a pencil and are often discarded once their blade goes dull. With Høvel we've redesigned the pencil sharpener from the ground up, making it quick and easy to change the blades.
At Brahman, we take great pride in creating products that are made to last a lifetime and help reduce our global waste problem.
From designers to musicians to writers, the humble pencil is the tool of choice. It affords us the freedom to realise our ideas on paper in way that other 'smart' technology has yet to match. A blunt pencil is like any blunt tool, it fails do the job it is meant to do. Høvel is the perfect companion to any pencil.
Høvel is based on the principles of a traditional hand plane, allowing you complete control over how you sharpen your pencil. Unlike using a craft knife or a traditional pencil sharpener, Høvel affords you the freedom and control to sharpen any pencil to any point. Høvel can be used on its own or with a base to catch the shavings.
The perfect gift for any creative..
Risks and challenges
The design is complete, with initial prototypes in hand, and Høvel is ready to go into production. Redundancy measures are in place, with a manufacturer in reserve should we encounter problems with the first. However, unforeseen delays can and often do happen, nevertheless we are committed to delivering a finished product in the time frame we have provided. We will remain as transparent as possible throughout the campaign and during production to keep you updated on our progress.
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