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Designed to be your one piece kitchen tool. 20cm stainless steel blade in classic chef's knife shape. Made in Solingen, Germany.
Designed to be your one piece kitchen tool. 20cm stainless steel blade in classic chef's knife shape. Made in Solingen, Germany.
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VEARK-CK01: your Single Piece Stainless Steel Chef's Knife.

DKK 121,539

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100% funded ... thanks to all the backers who made that possible. Congratulations. 

And welcome to all new customers. We're now open for business and will happily accept your pre-order.

The VEARK CK01 - as featured on:

Welcome to the VEARK - CK01: 

your Single Piece Stainless Steel Chef's Knife.

I. Design - a knife is a tool

The inspiration for the design of the VEARK CK01 was drawn from the believe that the knife is a tool - maybe even the most essential tool in your kitchen.

Based on that idea we took visual cues from the world of traditional metal tools as inspiration for the appearance of our knives.

Our aim was to create a piece that will generate it's beauty and character from it's raw appearance rather than by adding features like wood and rivets - less is more.

II. Ergonomics - not afraid of the blade

Looking at how professional chefs hold their knives we developed the open handle design: It invites you to slide your thumb onto the blade and grab the knife right at the balance point - making it a pleasure to work with.

III. Manufacturing - classic drop forge

The manufacturing is done in a classic drop forging process which takes place in the traditional knife forging town of Solingen, Germany. Experienced craftsmen use all their skill to produce a knife of highest quality.

The drop forging process leaves each knife with it's individual pattern on the handle, just like a fingerprint. 

So each knife is a unique piece - no two are alike. A beautiful detail that gives each knife it's own character.

IV. Hard facts - (58 Rockwell hard to be precise)

The CK01 features a 20cm (7,9") blade while the overall length is 32cm (12,6"). It is drop forged from stainless steel (X50CRMoV15) and weighs 200g (7oz.).

The typical Solingen knife has a hardness of 55-56 Rockwell, we even exceed that at 58 Rockwell. What that basically means is: a harder knife can get sharper and remain a sharp edge for longer (depending on use and maintenance of course - see also chapter V.).

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V. Stay sharp - Diamond steel sharpening rod package offers

To keep your knife sharp as day one, we recommend the regular use of a sharpening rod. We will offer packages including a high quality diamond steel rod made in Germany. It's an oval steel rod, covered with microcrystalline diamonds, which will make it easy to maintain the sharp edge of your knife. We will provide proper instructions on how to sharpen your knife to all backers and we are also planning to make the sharpening rod available to all backers as an add on after the campaign.

Stay Sharp Package
Stay Sharp Package

VI. Delivery - Christmas cards for everyone

With the campaign ending on 9th of December 2018, we sorry to say that we won't be able to deliver until Christmas!

We will, however, send every backer a selection of digital Christmas cards in time for the holidays. Enjoy them for yourself, or print out as a gift if you're planing to give the knife to someone as a present. So you won't be empty handed underneath the tree.  

We estimate to be able to ship the final product end of February / beginning of March 2019.

VEARK Digital Christmas Cards 2018 - work in progress
VEARK Digital Christmas Cards 2018 - work in progress

VII. What you'll get - Pledge packages overview

We're offering you single knives, but also great package deals:

Single knife offers

Regular Package deals

*All our currency conversions ( € / $ / £ ) are approximate values for your convenience. Campaign is run in Danish Crowns (DKK) since VEARK is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Final conversion to your local currency is done through Kickstarter checkout process.

VIII. "Where's my knife, man?" - Estimated Timeline

We estimate to be ready to ship the knives out to all of you end of February / beginning of March 2019. We will keep you updated during the whole production process.

Estimated timeline - Status Nov 2018
Estimated timeline - Status Nov 2018

IX. That's it - Thanks for checking out our project.

We hope you like our Chef's Knife as much as we do and will happily support our campaign. Even better, share it with your family and friends to bring this product to as many people as possible to love and enjoy. Our goal is to kickstart a sustainable business of creating more high quality products like this one and we hope you want to help us to achieve that.

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Thank you.

X. Hear what others are saying: Press features

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YANKO DESIGN: "VEARK’s CK01 gives the knife blade the reverence it deserves. Literally designed to be a tool-of-trade, the knife’s design embodies aspects of tool-design, with a unibody construction, and a handle that feels firm and comfortable (...)"

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COOL MATERIAL: "Know the difference between a cheap chef’s knife and a nice, expensive one? Proper balance and a solid tang that runs through the handle, among other things. VEARK achieved the balance and simply did away with the handle (...)"

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GESSATO: "The single piece build complements a minimalist design that explores the concept of “less is more” while infusing the knife with personality."

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Minimalissimo: "(...) if you need a sleek, robust, and exceptionally crafted kitchen knife, please show your support."

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IMBOLDN: "One part strategic design, one part handcrafted art, and all parts balanced, the VEARK CK01 Chef’s Knife (...)"

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HiConsumption: "In fact, the VEARK CK01 is proof positive as to just how beautiful a high-end cutting tool can be."

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MANDESAGER: "Med en VEARK CK01 i hånden er du stærkt dækket ind, for det er en blæret dansk kokkekniv med et fedt design og en kvalitet fra øverste skuffe."

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IMPROB: " (...) you’ll quickly note the knife is designed to be used and not admired for its looks. One of the most outstanding features is the ergonomic design and the way your thumb slides right into a working position with little or no thought at all."

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press kit download:  https://we.tl/t-7R6I59xFYt

Photo credits: Rasmus Dengsø

Instagram: @rasmusdengsoe_studio 

web: rasmusdengsoe.com

Risks and challenges

We are no fans of risky business (except for the movie with Tom Cruise).

As meintioned: We want to kickstart a sustainable business of creating high quality products and getting them into customers hands asap. And with more than 25 years of experience in product development, shared between the two people behind the VEARK brand, we feel more than capable to achieve that.

Our manufacturers have time locked for our production and have capacities to ramp up production if demand rises beyond our kickstarter goal.
We have our packaging in order and shipping & handling will be done by a professional fulfillment company. We will even order a second set of forging tools as a backup just to be safe.

So we are convinced that with your support this campaign can become a big success and we hope you will gladly back our VEARK Chef's Knife.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 7 or more About $1

    THANK YOU

    7 DKK / 1€* / 1$* / 1£* (*approx.)

    A huge heartfelt THANK YOU from the VEARK team. Plus a digital Christmas card as well.

    We'll keep you updated on future VEARK projects, events and special offers around the globe so you can get your CK01 knife when the time is right for you.

    Includes:
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 500 or more About $76

    Limited offer: CK01 Super Early Bird !

    500 DKK / 67€* / 77$* / 59£*
    instead of
    750 DKK / 100€* / 115$* / 88£*
    (*approx.)

    Our super early bird offer!
    For all of you who are already convinced.

    Get your CK01 at 33% off.
    Be quick! Limited to 50 pieces.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 675 or more About $102

    Limited Offer: CK01 Kickstarter Special

    675 DKK / 90€* / 102$* / 79£*
    instead of
    750 DKK / 100€* / 115$* / 88£*
    (*approx.)

    Due to high demand we are now offering:
    the Kickstarter special price!
    Still 10% discount. For the next 100 backers!

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 750 or more About $114

    CK01 Chef's Knife

    750 DKK / 100€* / 115$* / 88£*
    (*approx.)

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 1,000 or more About $152

    CK01 Stay Sharp Package

    1.000 DKK / 134€* / 153$* / 117£*
    (*approx.)

    The best way to take care of your knife right from the start.
    One knife and one diamond steel sharpening rod, made in Germany.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Diamond Sharpening Rod
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 1,160 or more About $176

    BLACK FRIDAY double deal

    23% off
    Black Friday Package Deal
    get 2 knives for only
    1.160 DKK / 154€* / 178$* / 148£*
    instead of
    1.500 DKK / 200€* / 230$* / 176£*
    (*approx)

    Only from November 23.-26. (CET)
    All existing backers can upgrade or adjust their pledge
    if they so desire!

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Reward no longer available 9 backers
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  7. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 1,400 or more About $212

    CK01 Double Deal

    1.400 DKK / 188€* / 214$* / 164£*
    instead of
    1.500 DKK / 200€* / 230$* / 176£*
    (approx.)

    receive two CK01 Chef's Knives for you and a friend - at a friends price.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 1,650 or more About $250

    CK01 Double Sharp Package

    1.650 DKK / 221€* / 252$* / 198£*
    instead of
    1.750 DKK / 235€* / 267$* / 210£*
    (approx.)

    Take care of two knives right from the start.
    Two knives and one diamond steel sharpening rod, made in Germany.
    Same great deal as the Double Deal and Stay Sharp package.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Diamond Sharpening Rod
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 1,740 or more About $264

    BLACK FRIDAY tripple deal

    23% off
    Black Friday Package Deal
    get 3 knives for only
    1.740 DKK / 231€* / 267$* / 207£*
    instead of
    2.250 DKK / 300€* / 345$* / 264£*
    (*approx)

    Only from November 23.-26. (CET)
    All existing backers can upgrade or adjust their pledge
    if they so desire!

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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  10. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 2,000 or more About $303

    CK 01 Laser Custom

    2000 DKK / 269€* / 307$* / 234£*
    (approx*)

    Get your very own custom VEARK CK 01.
    Customized with your name, company logo or image laser engraved onto the blade.

    We will get in contact with backers choosing this option after the campaign regarding their proposals.
    Please be aware that we reserve the right to refuse any artwork that we do not agree with. But we will gladly help out to get the right artwork configured for your knife.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife LASER CUSTOM
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 2,320 or more About $352

    BLACK FRIDAY quad deal

    23% off
    Black Friday Package Deal
    get 4 knives for only
    2.320 DKK / 308€* / 356$* / 276£*
    instead of
    3.000 DKK / 400€* / 460$* / 352£*
    (*approx)

    Only from November 23.-26. (CET)
    All existing backers can upgrade or adjust their pledge
    if they so desire!

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 3,500 or more About $531

    High Five Package

    3.500 DKK / 467€* / 534$* / 418£*
    instead of
    3.750 DKK / 503€* / 572$* / 448£*
    (*approx)

    You want more then one knife, you want more than two? Then here's your deal.
    Five knives for a high five price.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    Pledge DKK 6,000 or more About $910

    CK01 Laser Custom 3x Pack

    6000 DKK / 807 €* / 921$* / 702£*
    (approx*)

    Get 3x your very own custom VEARK CK 01.
    Customized with your name, company logo or image laser engraved onto the blade.

    We will get in contact with backers choosing this option after the campaign regarding their proposals.
    Please be aware that we reserve the right to refuse any artwork that we do not agree with. But we will gladly help out to get the right artwork configured for your knife.

    Includes:
    • CK01 Chef's Knife LASER CUSTOM
    • Digital Christmas Card (PDF Dec.2018)
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    1 backer
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Funding period

- (30 days)