Ensō Edition: the universe in your hands
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.
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)
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.
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.
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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