Slice 10548 Craft Cutter Knife with Textured Control Grip, Removable Ceramic Blade with Safety Cover (1 Pack), Grey
Product Description Featuring a high-tech zirconium oxide blade that lasts longer than steel and never rusts. Safer than metal craft knives. Micro-ceramic blade stays sharp. Ideal for intricate shapes. For use by left- and right-handers. Less blade means less injuries. Excellent for crafts, projects, lab work, etc. with delicate, precision cutting or trimming or stripping on paper, plastic, balsa, thin metal, cloth, acetate and other materials. Features a ‘No Roll’ design. Safety Cap included. Easy Blade Change. From the Manufacturer Straight Edge or Curved Blade Hand Sharpened blades allow for flexibility. The Straight Edge blade is included (SKU# 10518). Curved Edge blades are also available (SKU# 10520 – Sold Separately). Curved blades cut better and straight blades thrust better. Both feature rounded tips for safety. Why do Slice Blades Last So Long? They Never Rust! The material Slice uses, zirconium oxide, is much harder than metal and dulls much slower. This means it doesn’t require an unsafe initial sharpness. It also means that Slice ceramics last, on average, 11.2 times longer than metal blades. Textured Anti-Slip Control Grip Enabling easy movements like tracing, stencil cuts, and applying just the right amount of pressure when cutting. For usage on various materials with the flexibility of cutting up to 1/2 depth’. Ambidexterous Precision Weighted and balanced for precise movements, the Craft Knife is ideal for intricate cuts and angled movements. Excellent for crafts, projects, lab work, etc. with delicate, precision cutting or trimming or stripping on paper, plastic, balsa, thin metal, cloth, acetate and other materials. Designed For Controlled Environments Ceramic blades don’t rust and have an oil free finish. The Knife handle is Acetone Resistant.’No Roll’ design prevents any incidental accidents. Safety cap fits snugly on the top of knife handle, close knife when not in use or walking around. Used by Fortune 1000 Companies More than half the Fortune-1000 use Slice patented ceramic blade box & safety cutters as a safer alternative to dangerous metal blades to reduce injuries & lower costs in manufacturing and operations. About the Startup Describe your product in 3 words. Safe. Elegant. Innovative. How did you come up with the idea for this product? Slice has a commitment to donate 1% of all sales to fund Autism research, primarily through our main benefactor, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford University. What makes your product special? Our proprietary blade manufacturing process combines a unique sharpening angle and thicker ceramic material, resulting in a very unique patented blade thats safer to the touch vs. metal, and requires pressure to initiate the cut via our handles. Hence, general blade handling and blade-replacement with Slice ceramic blades is infinitely safer vs. those same activities with traditional metal blades, yet still allows for a wide range of cutting applications. What has been the best part of your startup experience? You cant simply duplicate a metal blade in ceramic material and achieve what we have created with our current products. Theres a tremendous amount of engineering required on not only the blades and handles individually, but theres also an incredible amount of engineering required on the combination of the handles and the blades working together in order to produce the desired balance of safer-usage and cutting capability. Even today, for our next generation of products that are currently under development, we spend the majority of our time finding the right balance between handle and blade through trial and error and what seems like endless prototypes. The best part definitely has to be seeing peoples first-time reactions when cutting cardboard with Slice and they realize how awesome the Slice ceramic blade is.