About this project
Once we reach our stretch goal of $25,000, pledges for our patent pending steak knife design will be added: a set of 4 steak knives & a set of 8 steak knives. We did our best to apply a sleek and minimalistic look to a traditional steak knife while keeping tried-and-true to Brew Cutlery's bottle opening elements. With your help, we know we can bring the Brew Cutlery Steak Knife to life. Your support is incredible and we couldn't be doing this without you!
Brew Cutlery is the elegant execution of a simple idea: stainless steel utensil craftsmanship that combines each fork, knife, and spoon with a bottle opener. This unique set of cutlery provides a solution to anyone’s bottle opening needs by having it in-hand.
Can't find a bottle opener? Your kitchen drawer is the answer if you have Brew Cutlery. Whether you use Brew Cutlery every day or save it for special occasions, Brew Cutlery will be your taste buds’ best friend.
And so the idea was born: With Brew Cutlery, you will never need to search for a bottle opener again!
Bottle Opener + Cutlery = Brew Cutlery
Shortly thereafter, the design process began. The first prototype was a fork with a keychain bottle opener duct taped to the bottom of the handle. Several months were spent refining the design before a product was created that not only met the initial vision but surpassed our expectations. Inspiration was drawn from our favorite products; simplicity, functionality, and reliability are the focal point for Brew Cutlery's design. In addition, instead of hiding the bottle opener, we wanted to celebrate Brew Cutlery's unique multifunctional purpose.
After exhaustively and deliciously testing Brew Cutlery on hundreds, if not thousands of beers (we had to verify that the design worked with every beer’s bottle cap, often multiple times), the concept was perfected and the design finalized.
A tech guru, a financial analyst, a designer and a brand manager: Brew Cutlery was organically born from a group of friends with a passion for innovation and craft beer, and an idea that would combine the two.. Our vision is simple, our design is complete, and we are committed to delivering a high quality product for a great value.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin
"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." - Humphrey Bogart
"He is a wise man who invented Beer." - Plato
"Mmmmmmhhhh... Beeeer." - Homer (the other Homer)
Brew Cutlery is created from high-quality 18:10 stainless steel, every fork, knife and spoon features the most reliable bottle opener seamlessly integrated into the end of the handle to maximize leverage without compromising a comfortable eating experience. Brew Cutlery is crafted from high quality stainless steel which is dishwasher safe and built to last.
- good design should make a product useful
- good design will make a product understandable
- good design is honest
- good design is consistent in every detail
- good design achieves more with less
The incorporated bottle opener shrugs off formality and makes a bold statement - very much like the beers we prefer to drink.
As soon as our campaign reaches its goal we can give the go-ahead to our manufacturer to produce Brew Cutlery. Out team has strategically partnered with an international sourcing firm to ensure a quality product delivered on time. Considering the factory's production timeline and estimated shipping dates, we expect to receive the cutlery in our hands in June, 2014. The production plan is:
- Order the die cast mold
- Order materials (18/10 stainless)
- Optimize the supply chain (according to the number of orders)
- Design and manufacture the packaging
- Quality assurance inspection
- Full production
- Shipping to our warehouse
- Domestic and International shipping to our backers
In February, we plan to have pre-production samples in our hands to finalize the finish and initiate full production. This timeline is thoroughly planned and will give our team an ample amount of time to fulfill orders to our backers. Your support means the world to us, and we will not let you down.
Please help us bring Brew Cutlery to life by supporting us with your pledge. The $10,000 we are seeking will help us fund the tooling and production process. Lets enjoy a beer together. Cheers! Sláinte Salute L'Chaim Skal Na zdravi 乾杯 Proost Santé Chok dee ΥΓΕΙΑ Prost Mabuhay
Risks and challenges
We have carefully planned this launch for quite a while - however, with a project that depends on the combined efforts of many individuals things could still go wrong. There is always an inherent risk of unforeseen supply issues or delays involved with exporting, shipping and importing product. While none of these risks are considered high, we will continue to maintain an open line of communication throughout the whole process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
That is a great question! We call these ADD-ONS. In order to pledge for and receive additional cutlery sets or for more than one pledge level you can do so by editing your total pledge amount to include the cost of an additional set or an additional pledge level.
For example, if you want to order three sets of Brew Cutlery, the easiest way to do so would be to select the double-set pledge option and then edit your total pledge amount to include the cheapest single-set pledge option. As of right now, this would call for you to select the $36 double-set option and then edit your total pledge amount to include the $20 single-set option, which would bring the total pledge amount to $56.
Even though you originally selected the double-set option, the fact that you pledged a total amount the cost of a double-set AND single-set tells us that you want to receive a total of three-sets.
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