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Pirates inspire precision knife

The Netherlands’ Crowd Cookware has successfully launched ‘The Wigbold’- described as ‘the ultimate chef’s knife’ – on Kickstarter. The knife’s design is inspired by pirate knives and boasts some distinct differences to existing chef’s knives. It has alreadyraised nearly $200K in Kickstarter pledges (when the original goal was $45K), with 12 days still left on the crowdfunding platform.

The Wigbold is made from tough German steel (with a Rockwell Hardness scale of 55-57), weighs only 220 grams, and is 18% longer and 23% broader than other elite knives.  It is also ‘priced far below the cost of other high quality chef knives and it comes with an ironclad lifetime sharp guarantee,’ says Crowd Cookware.

Above: The Crowd Cookware team say their new knife design was inspired by the shape of pirate knives and have created crowd funding packages with pirate-inspired names such as ‘The firstmate’s duo’ (which includes the Wigbold knife and sharpening stone).
Above: The Crowd Cookware team say their new knife design was inspired by the shape of pirate knives and have created crowd funding packages with pirate-inspired names such as ‘The firstmate’s duo’ (which includes the Wigbold knife and sharpening stone).

It was developed with the input of the company’s existing crowd-sourced community and two Michelin Star Chef Dick Middelweerd. Dick describes the knife as ideally sized, easy to clean and “amazing” looking”, stating: “it fits your hand perfectly.”

Above: Michelin Star Chef Dick Middelweerd provided expert advice for the knife’s development.
Above: Michelin Star Chef Dick Middelweerd provided expert advice for the knife’s development.

Last year, Crowd Cookware launched its non-stick, non-scratch frying pans on Kickstarter, which reportedly became Kickstarter’s biggest ever summer funded food project.

 

Top: The Wigbold knife from Crowd Cookware.

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