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Your new favorite go anywhere, do anything utility knife
Your new favorite go anywhere, do anything utility knife
Your new favorite go anywhere, do anything utility knife
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What separates an average tool from a favorite one? In our experience, they’re well-built, comfortable to use and hold up to abuse of all kinds. Any tool that earns the 'favorite' title eventually ends up living in that pencil cup on your desk, in the top drawer in the kitchen or on the workbench. Over time, you simply can't live without having your favorite tools within easy reach.

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Crafting a new favorite

With this in mind, we set out to create the perfect take-it-anywhere, use-it-for-anything knife, the one that you would always keep close by - for slicing vegtables, cutting a rope or opening a package. A simple, well-built, useful knife that would be equally at home in the kitchen, a workshop, on your desk or out in the backyard.

The 3" & 4" utility knives are the first in the Fave line. They're full-tang high carbon 420 stainless steel - sized for smaller tasks where fine blade control matters. Contemporary design + world-class craftsmanship + awesome materials = Fave knives...

Full grain leather blade guard or belt sheath option

With our backer's enthusiastic support in achieving the $40K and $75K stretch goals, we are able to offer a choice between a hand crafted full grain leather blade guard or belt sheath as a bonus. Nice!

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Reclaimed hardwood

We were extremely fortunate to have come into possession of a truckload of Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany and Maple furniture restoration cast-offs – antique table tops, sections of headboards, cabinet doors and drawer fronts; some well over 100 years old. It's beautiful hardwood wood in need of a new purpose - perfect for this project!

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165 years of knife-making experience

Our manufacturing partner for Fave knives is R. Murphy Knives of Ayer, Massachusetts. They have been producing high quality hand crafted knives for over 165 years; one of only 6 original 1800's cutlery manufacturers still operating in the US. They produce professional grade kitchen cutlery, a wide range of oyster-shucking knives, as well as knives for a variety of commercial applications.

They’re great people to be working with and have a fantastic shop; they're simply the best at what they do. Their knife manufacturing processes are refreshingly hands-on, with (almost) no modern automation. They're true artisans; we look forward to sharing their production processes in detail throughout the project!

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Project

Fave 3 & 4 are the first in what we hope will become a complete line high quality knives designed for a variety of every day uses. Funds raised will cover product development, prototyping, one-time tooling and fixture costs, and of course - the first production run.

We will be initiating our first 'special edition' production run on Kickstarter using this beautiful reclaimed hardwood. However, since we only have a limited amount reclaimed stock, it will be used and reserved on a first-come/first-served basis. 

Once the reclaimed wood is fully reserved through pledges, we will be purchasing new, sustainably-sourced wood to complete fulfillment, assuring all wood varieties listed here are available throughout the project.

We have five successful Kickstarter projects behind us now and simply love a good crowd funding event - not just for the backing that helps us get new ideas off the ground, but for the community of enthusiastic and thoughtful supporters we meet with each new project. We always learn a lot from our backers and welcome your input along the way. 

Ideas on how to improve Fave knives? ...or have thoughts on what we should make next? We'd love to hear them!

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Schedule

It's always difficult to set an expected ship date for a project - particularly without knowing advance how many we will produce. We will be launching production as soon as the funding is complete and expect to start receiving finished knives to ship out by the end of May. 

We are posting a July ship date to be on the conservative side - it give ourselves room to correct any issues that may arise. 

 

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Shipping

Our default world wide shipping method will be US post. On our past projects, we've had a very high success rate with it, but please note that it will not include tracking past the US boarder; happy to help make alternative shipping arrangements with tracking at additional cost if needed.

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About Onehundred

Founded by my son Calvin and myself, we seek out interesting, authentic manufacturing talent within our 100 mile New England backyard; everything that we develop is launched first with our enthusiastic community of international backers here on Kickstarter.

Having developed 100's of products for both start ups and fortune 500 companies alike, it's exciting work at a local level where we can be more hands-on, designing and delivering clever, useful everyday objects. Onehundred is now in its second year and has run several successful Kickstarter projects: PucsTulsBrdi and Ledr - check them out.

We hope that you'll join us in the Fave project launch - thanks in advance for your support!

Dave & Calvin

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Risks and challenges

Though the manufacturing processes to produce knives are centuries old, there are very few who can deliver this level of craftsmanship. Our manufacturing partner is 100% committed to our project, but like all small manufacturers, they have their own process of prioritizing the order of projects they work on. The biggest risk to shipping on the stated delivery date is their production capacity or scheduling of other work at the time of our actual order.

For those of you who are a new to one of our projects, we have a lot of professional product development experience and like to communicate often. All of our previous Kickstarter projects have shipped on time.

Your pledge is in very good hands!

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