Chefs searching for a truly unique chopping tool may be interested in a new wooden chef knife which is being created by Lignum based in Germany.
The handcraft of chef’s knife is 97% would and 3% alloy and carbon steel providing a unique design and natural touch finish. Check out the video below to learn more about this unique knife which is taken to Kickstarter and already raise its required pledge goal thanks to over 170 backers.
Shipping of the wooden chef knife is expected to take place during January 2017 and pledges are available from €169 for super earlybird backers. The developers of the unique wooden knife explain a little more about its inspiration, design and features.
It took us nearly two years to create this unique wooden chef knife: the perfect synergy between cutting-edge steel and the most sustainable wood with exceptional durability. To produce 1kg of steel you need 30-50l of fresh water. Using this you can approximately produce 2-3 knife of this size. LIGNUM can produce 70-90 knives with the same amount of steel. Furthermore we are planting trees for our knives and even use the offcut for packaging and holding systems.
During our studies we were asked to rethink a product of everyday use. Our professor presented us to the idea of wooden scissors – unfortunately that hasn’t worked out so far, sorry for that Prof. However, cutting with wood – the idea captured us. Since then we couldn’t stop thinking about creating a wooden knife but remained sceptical about the viability of the project.
We then experimented with various kinds of wood, combinations with different materials and 3D printing with woodfill.
With every failure we made baby steps forward… The result: A wooden body combined with a very thin blade of steel. More precise: 97% Robinia wood and 3% high alloyed carbon steel making a familiar handling and cutting experience for all daily purposes in the kitchen.
Wood has many great characteristics: Robinia and Walnut, the woods of our choice have a very high percentage of tannin. Tannin is the stuff that kills bacteria and gives wood the ability of self-cleaning. Consequently, all you need for cleaning your //SKID is warm water. On top it is durable and lightweight, harder than oak and a renewable resource.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Gadgets News, Top News