As an inventor of successful kitchen products, some of which went on to be misappropriated and sold in the Conran store in London for as much as 20 times my projected mrsp, I can tell you when I see something like the KnifeSafe, I am thrilled and awed. For only few times in this life, will you encounter an idea so simple, so perfect, so timely.
Simple and Perfect we'll get to, but timeliness for us is knowing just how the hell to deal with our recently acquired big old Henckel Chef's Knife when it's not being used to slice to perfection. It's drop forged blade is so sharp, it's scary. It's so big, it's frighteningly lethal. It's unnerving to see it in a home and it wouldn't take a KarlChilders to tell you that you can incidentally, accidentally or intentionally do a lot of damage with it, in a world class way.
Knowing our propensity for fine kitchen accoutrement's you can imagine our delight at opening our mailbox one afternoon recently and discovering LamsonSharp's KnifeSafe. Even the name conjures up images of secure gray steel vaults of old. But the KnifeSafe is a new state of the art, polypropylene knife safe. It performs one simple task and does it supremely well. The KnifeSafe at once protects you, and your loved ones from the blade of your knife, and just as importantly protects the the blade of your knife, from you and your loved ones.
It's easy to use. Once you've finished preparing your Carrots Julienne, or whatever and gingerly rinsed your knife and allowed it to dry, you then snap the KnifeSafe around blade. Tiny, stylish black rubber grips hold the blade in place and the locking tabs won't open in transit. The blade could then be placed safely in a draw or transported sagely to a campground or for a barbecue at the park.
The KnifeSafe has been designed to snugly hold many brands of knives and styles of blades. We know they're on sale now for a surprisingly low price ($4!!!) at the Surly Table, oops Sur La Table, amongst others. It's dishwasher safe too. Available currently in semi-translucent polypropylene gray. Surely the iPod colors cannot be far behind?
Check out LamsonSharp here.
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