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Anti-Bacterial, Non-Corrosive, Hypoallergenic. Made with medical grade pure titanium, Ensō redefines the art of fine dining.
Anti-Bacterial, Non-Corrosive, Hypoallergenic. Made with medical grade pure titanium, Ensō redefines the art of fine dining.
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985 backers pledged CA$ 176,881 to help bring this project to life.

Ensō Edition: the universe in your hands

Posted by Ti22 (Creator)
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What is Ensō?

/Wikipedia/: Ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterized by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics.

Ensō originated in Japanese Zen philosophy. In Zen, ensō (円相 , "circle") is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

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Made with the Same Precious Metal Found on the Moon

A new map of the moon has uncovered a trove of areas rich in precious titanium ore, with some lunar rocks harboring 10 times as much of the stuff as rocks here on Earth do.

The map, which combined observations in visible and ultraviolet wavelengths, revealed the valuable titanium deposits. These findings could shed light on some of the mysteries of the lunar interior, and could also lay the groundwork for future mining on the moon, researchers said. (Source: Space.com)

This lunar mosaic shows the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis. The relative blue color of the Tranquillitatis mare is due to higher abundances of the titanium-bearing mineral ilmenite. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
This lunar mosaic shows the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis. The relative blue color of the Tranquillitatis mare is due to higher abundances of the titanium-bearing mineral ilmenite. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

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Ensō Edition: More Than Just Cutlery

It is long known to fine craftsmen and designers, that titanium is an exceptionally hard metal to work with, due to its high strength, high melting point, and high chemical resistance properties. 

Ensō Edition cutlery is like no other – in order to create a cutlery design that not only manifests titanium's strength and hardness but also its beauty and timelessness, we developed a manufacturing process that's never been attempted before in the history of titanium cutlery production. 

First, raw pure titanium blocks are cut to its basic forms. Then we use 10 times hydraulic pressing of 250 tons of weight to define the lines and curves. During that process, 6 times of extreme heating and cooling was deployed to maximize Ensō's strength and formability. Once the shape is formed, we then use high precision CNC machining to polish and refine the details, to a precision of 0.02mm. The 'suspension bridge' design is a unique design feature that could have only been made possible with our precision machined titanium technology. Multiple times of fine polishing is then applied to give Ensō Edition's elegant, fine mirror finish; before the ion implantation process is used to further enhance the surface hardness of each piece.  

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How to pledge

If you have already pledged for Ensō, upgrading is simple. All you need to do is to upgrade your pledge to one of the newly added pledge levels of Ensō Edition. 

Not sure yet? 

Don't worry, you will have the chance to upgrade during the backer survey if you can't quite yet make up your mind. Remember, both Ensō and Ensō Edition are wonderful titanium cutlery sets that share the same design aesthetics and quality.  

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New Strech Goal!

Love the shiny look of Ensō Edition but want to stay with the more subtle design of Ensō? You can now get Ensō upgrade to mirror finish for FREE, if we reach the third stretch goal of CA$220K! 

More to come. Stay tuned. 

From: Ti22 Team

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    1. Ti22 2-time creator on

      @Dominic – Yes, the Ensō Edition Chopsticks and Rest bundle are CA$48 per set.

    2. Dominic Thibodeau Deveault on

      @Ti22 and to have the Eso edition Rest rest do i need an total amount of 48 or more ?

    3. Ti22 2-time creator on

      Hi Eduard – Yes we will! We are perfectionists, so we don't leave any corners unpolished, including the packaging. :)

    4. Eduard Maandi on

      Thank You! 🙏🏽
      Well, 451€ is a steep price, but I think it’s worth it!
      Would be perfect to get this set on Christmas.
      One more question though - will you have some box for them as many high end cutlery companies?

    5. Ti22 2-time creator on

      Hi Eduard – We will add an 'Ensō 24 pieces set with chopsticks' tier for you. And to repost our reply to @Peter, we fully understand your feedback (Ensō Edition is 1.5 times that of Ensō S.E.B). The truth is, our engineers have invested countless hours in order to bring the manufacturing costs down for Ensō Edition. We want Ensō Edition to be as affordable as possible, just like everyone else. Titanium is a very difficult metal to work with. In order to achieve the unique design details of Ensō Edition, additional high precision CNC machining is required, as well as extra polishing, heat processing, and tooling. That's why Ensō Edition is one of a kind, as this level of manufacturing difficulty for any cutlery design has not been attempted before in the industry, let alone pure titanium ones. Even though Ensō Edition is more expensive, we actually have a lower margin because we want to make it as affordable as possible so that we can bring it to life. That said, the only difference between Ensō Edition and Ensō is the unique design details. We love them both, and we believe Ensō already provides great value while standing out as a beautiful and unique collection on its own. If you like the shiny finish, we added a new stretch goal to give all backers a free upgrade to mirror finish on Ensō if we reach the goal. So the decision is really based on individual taste. Both Ensō and Ensō Edition are one of a kind and we hope our backers feel that you have a variety of choices. Thank you for your understanding. Ti22 Team

    6. Eduard Maandi on

      😞
      Didn’t find Edition set matching Ensō 24 pieces set with chopsticks...
      And the price difference is surprising and seriously significant.
      If you want to add to 16 pcs Edition 4 sets of chopsticks and rests + straws, it is closing to 500 €…
      That is a crazy price... IMHO

    7. Ti22 2-time creator on

      @Dominic – Hi Dominic, you can simply add CA$12 to your current pledge amount to upgrade to Edition.

    8. Dominic Thibodeau Deveault on

      How can i upgrade my simple pair of chopstick into Enso Edition ?