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For all your Fine Grating Needs like Parmesan and Citrus Zest  or for Parmesan Shavings and Peeling Ultra Thin Citrus Peel
For all your Fine Grating Needs like Parmesan and Citrus Zest or for Parmesan Shavings and Peeling Ultra Thin Citrus Peel
362 backers pledged NZ$ 101,640 to help bring this project to life.

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Titanium Fine Grater and Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

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After the great success of my revolutionary Titanium Grater (US Design Patent Pending, Regd Design in EP)  I have had many requests for a fine grating version of this tool.   

People have said "You need to make this to complete the set".  

This new fine Grater had to follow the same design criteria of the original Titanium Grater:

  • Grate directly onto my food (and not have to use a second plate to catch the gratings) 
  • Allow me to easily grate a small amount at a time if I need to 
  • Be Super-easy to clean 
  • Reduce the risk of cutting my fingers
  • Be built to be indestructible 
  • Ultra-hygienic (I don’t want anywhere food or bacteria can get trapped)

This fine Grater also has to

  • Be good for any fine grating, including parmesan 
  • Be good for zesting citrus 

After many different designs and prototypes, here is the Fine Grater.

And then I had a Brainwave..     

What if I add a blade for shaving parmesan and peeling thin citrus peel ?  

This would make an even more versatile tool;  introducing the Fine Grater With Blade....

As you can see in the photo the blade is an integral part of the tool. This took much development and testing to perfect. You can see the results in the images below.   

Bespoke Made       

There are no cheap-and-nasty mass-manufacturing techniques used to make these Graters. 

There is no stamping, pressing, bending, punching or any other cost-cutting methods typically used in products destined for “the masses”.

From importing the raw titanium… all the way through to the proprietary surface finishing… every part of the process of making these Graters gets personal care and attention. 

Each Grater is truly made ONE AT A TIME. This is a true bespoke made piece designed to last generations.

Choose Left handed or Right handed version      

The handing of these two Graters is opposite to the original Titanium Grater. 

After extensive testing by family and friends, every last person preferred to use these two tools by holding their thumb at the top of the object, and moving the grater towards their thumb, as opposed to pushing the grater away from yourself in the original Grater. 

You can still use it by pushing away, if you like, but you will have to order the opposite handed version (if you are right handed, you will have to order the left handed version to grate away from yourself)

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Extra Finger Groove when using the Blade  
   

The added finger groove allows you to effortlessly switch from grating with the tool, to shaving with the blade of the tool.
The added finger groove allows you to effortlessly switch from grating with the tool, to shaving with the blade of the tool.

Super Thin Peel    

This picture shows the inside and outside of the shavings made by the Fine Grater with Blade.
This picture shows the inside and outside of the shavings made by the Fine Grater with Blade.

Cutting Areas Protected when sitting flat on bench      

As you can see in this image the Blade won't scratch your bench
As you can see in this image the Blade won't scratch your bench

One-Piece Titanium Design (Fully CNC-Machined)       

This Grater is composed of only one piece of grade 5 Titanium (which is precision CNC-machined from a solid block). 

Not only does this make the design ultra-minimalist… but there are no areas or corners where food or bacteria can get trapped. 

The end result is a high-strength and hard-wearing Grater that is pretty much indestructible.

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Proven Ergonomic Handle Design       

The handle of the Grater uses the same tried-and-tested design from my hugely popular:

  • Titanium Cheese Slicer,
  • Titanium Vegetable Peeler, and 
  • Titanium Grater
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 100% Food-safe and Dishwasher-safe       

Titanium is probably the most food-safe material available. It cannot rust (unlike some stainless steels), and as I mentioned earlier… these Graters are a simple, one-piece design, and so there are no corners or areas where food or bacteria can get trapped. Because these Graters are made entirely from titanium AND have a hard-wearing, proprietary surface finish, you can confidently put them in your dishwasher.

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 Hang Your Grater       

Because I know a lot of people like to have their utensils hanging ­up for quick and easy access, I've made sure to put a hole on the rear of the handle for this purpose. The hole is 7­­mm (­­0.275") in diameter.

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 Fits Any Cutlery Drawer        

The Grater is slightly shorter than the average knife and fork …and so you can confidently put it in your cutlery drawer with the rest of your utensils.

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The Grate Family    

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Designed & Made in New Zealand       

I'm a designer and machinist with my own CNC machines, and will be making these Titanium Graters myself: from start to finish. Apart from outsourcing the surface finish to a friend, I'm producing this Grater entirely at my home workshop. We're a "family business"... I have my wife Rachel working with me most days in the workshop, and one of my daughters too (when she's home from college). 

Rewards  

Take a look at the project Rewards below and select which Reward works best for you. Thanks for looking at my project.

FAQs    

I'm Left-Handed. Will These Titanium Graters Work For Me?  

Yes, because I am making a left-handed version for this project. Just pledge as normal and I will ask you for which version (left- or right-handed) after the project is funded.  

How Do I Pledge For Multiple Rewards?  

If you want more than one of any Reward, then just add the additional funds to your pledge.  

What Is The Size and Weight of The Titanium Grater?  

The Grater comes in at a nice-and-light 50 grams (around 1.8 oz). It's 185mm (around 7") long and machined from 6mm (just under 1/4") thick titanium.  

Why Don't You Have Any Stretch Goals?  

I like to keep this project as simple as possible so I can deliver your Rewards without any possible complications or delays. 

How will this be shipped ?

I will be using an express courier service, fully tracked from New Zealand to your door.

Where Is The Titanium Grater Made?  

Everything from machining …to surface-finishing …to shipping is done right here where I live in New Zealand. I have my own CNC machining equipment where I work from my home-based workshop.

Risks and challenges

The only concern I have is that the project may get significantly over-funded. If this happens, then the worst case scenario is that Rewards may be delayed - but I will keep in constant communication with you through Updates.

I am ready to ramp-up into production of more when this project is funded.

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    Pledge NZ$ 170 or more About US$ 113

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater

    ***Early Bird ***

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    1 x Titanium Fine Grater

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $170NZD (Equivalent to USD119 / €95)

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    Pledge NZ$ 185 or more About US$ 123

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

    ***Early Bird ***

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $185NZD (Equivalent to USD129 / €103)

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    Pledge NZ$ 207 or more About US$ 138

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater

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    1 x Titanium Fine Grater

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $207NZD (Equivalent to USD145 / €115)

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    Pledge NZ$ 220 or more About US$ 146

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $220NZD (Equivalent to USD155 / €124)

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    Fine Grater & Regular Grater

    ***Kickstarter Special ***

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater
    and
    1 x Titanium Regular Grater

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $325NZD (Equivalent to USD229 / €182)

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    Pledge NZ$ 340 or more About US$ 226

    Fine Grater & Fine Grater+Blade

    ***KickStarter Special***

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater
    and
    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $340NZD (Equivalent to USD239 / €190)

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    Pledge NZ$ 340 or more About US$ 226

    Fine Grater+Blade & Regular Grater

    ***KickStarter Special ***

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade
    and
    1 x Titanium Regular Grater

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $340NZD (Equivalent to USD239 / €190)

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    All Three Graters

    ***Kickstarter Special ***

    You will receive

    1 x Titanium Fine Grater
    and
    1 x Titanium Fine Grater with Blade
    and
    1 x Titanium Regular Grater

    (You will be able to choose either Right-handed or Left-handed version after project ends)

    Just $495NZD (Equivalent to USD349 / €275)

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