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REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 by Franco Di Nicola is a modular knife for professional chefs. It improves drastically safety and functionality.
REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 by Franco Di Nicola is a modular knife for professional chefs. It improves drastically safety and functionality.
42 backers pledged €7,473 to help bring this project to life.

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REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 - Innovation coupled with Italian design in the professional kitchen

REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 is an innovative knife for professional chefs.

Its innovative design improves drastically safety and functionality. 

REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 stands out for its modular design, the excellent weight balance, the ease of use and its embedded security features.

This crowdfunding will finance the production of a limited series (50 pieces) REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 by Chef Franco Di Nicola.

Italian Design
Italian Design

Chef Franco Di Nicola

Franco Di Nicola is an appreciated professional chef. Back in 2008, he patented the first version of REVERSO®KNIFE, out of a concern for safety when transporting and storing very sharp professional knives.

The project was a success, the REVERSO®KNIFE is today present in many starred kitchen across Europe.

The REVERSO®KNIFE  can be seen at www.reversoideas.com

Peculiarities of REVERSO®KNIFE 

Already on its first version, the REVERSO®KNIFE features a  mechanical closing system, along with many more peculiarities. Its design balance perfectly the weight, making every movement more fluent and less stressful on hands and arms.

Ease of use

On traditional knives, the push forward the tip exerted by the chef creates soreness of the hand, and the thrust point on top of the guard generates a lever that dissipates strength. As a result, we have more thrust, more effort, worst results and wrist pain.

REVERSO®KNIFE fixes this by moving the weight to the centre of the blade.

Safety

REVERSO®KNIFE is foldable. Once folded, it is completely harmless, allowing for very easy transportation and storage

Safe and foldable
Safe and foldable

Materials

The steel used for the blade is called “Reverso Steel”,  and it’s created just for us; you can find in it all the experience of “Mercury” a historical Italian knife brand.

This steel, which is about to receive the official label of QM ( Maniago Quality), is a new type of performing steel, 100% pure Inox and enriched with vanadium.

It has a hardness of 58-60 HRC and extraordinary alloy qualities.

Computerised quenching gives the steel a faint grain that translates into a tough and thin edge.

Reverso Steel
Reverso Steel

Modular

REVERSO®KNIFE is many knives in one, thanks to its ability to switch blades and attach gadgets. Its modularity consents to wash each component of the knife separately, achieving a higher level of hygiene.

Modular knife
Modular knife
Different blades
Different blades

REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 - The new project

REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 is a project intended to build on the positive experience on REVERSO®KNIFE and improve it even more.

The new design was developed with the help of Marco Amadio (prominent designer and director of studies at “Quasar-Unviversity of Design” ).

This crowd-funding is meant to bring the project to the light and start production and commercialization.

What I’m offering is a new kind of knife, never seen before, innovative and effective.

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Long-lasting design

I have grown up surrounded by nature and I have learnt to love and respect it. This is why I put a lot of effort into making so that REVERSO®KNIFE is built entirely with recyclable material. REVERSO®KNIFE's modular design consents the substitution of any worn part, giving it a virtually endless lifespan. REVERSO®KNIFE is the knife for an entire life.

Reusability and recyclability

Through the REVERSO®️RECYCLING program, we will collect the old or worn parts free of charge, and recycle them into brand new gadgets. Anyone adhering to the program will receive a discount on the purchase of new parts.

Sustainable materials

Each component of REVERSO®KNIFE is 100% recyclable.
The main materials are stell, aluminium and polyamide.
We manufacture them with 3d printing and CNC machining in order to minimise waste. The packaging is also recyclable.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We are currently on the lookout for green courier services in order to make sure the delivery is as eco-sustainable as it can possibly be. We are also developing a system aimed to reduce environmental overhead by rationalising the delivery: the goods will be delivered by couriers that were already aimed at the delivery destination.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    Thanks note

    You will get my gratitude and regular updates on the project status

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    The REVERSO®KNIFE lottery

    You will participate to a raffle with a REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 as prize.
    The raffle will be held live via Facebook.

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    REVERSO®KNIFE t-shirt

    You will receive a Reverso T-shirt with custom design.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    REVERSO®IDEAS Coupon

    You will receive a not cumulable coupon worth €100, valid for purchases on the www.reversoideas.com website

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    Pledge €220 or more About $246

    REVERSO®KNIFE limited edition

    You will receive REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 limited edition. Estimated cost € 300.00. Save € 80.00

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    REVERSO®KNIFE with 2 blades

    This REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 limited edition comes with one extra blade.
    You will receive a 21 cm REVERSO®STEEL smooth blade + a 21 cm REVERSO®STEEL serrated blade, both sharpened by hand.

    Estimated cost € 360.00. Save € 100.00

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    Pledge €880 or more About $984

    4x REVERSO®KNIFE

    A special offer following requests to buy more than one knife.
    With this deal, you will get 4 REVERSO®KNIFE 2.0 limited edition with one 21 cm REVERSO®STEEL smooth blade each.
    On top, you will also receive a 26 cm REVERSO®STEEL blade, with the possibility to choose a smooth or serrated one, worth 90,00€.
    The retail price will be 300,00€ for each knife and 90,00€ for the 26cm blade, so you will be saving 410,00€

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Funding period

- (30 days)