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steeley
09-23-2012, 02:29 AM
A designer Tomer Botner .
The blades have been created with the help of 17 local suppliers, craftsmen and professionals from Tel Aviv's Florentine neighborhood, made from materials sourced from the area. The knives comprise Botner's final project for the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design, imagined as a way to showcase Florentine's place as a thriving hub of Israeli culture.

http://i.imgur.com/S43Yql.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6GwVyl.jpg

I posted this for the design aspects
a little some thing different.

steeley
09-23-2012, 02:30 AM
Once the wedge is set in the hilt, the handle is then sealed and the knife given an individual number. Form follows function as the colored rings stripe the knife in a playful spectrum. The shape is a bit of a departure from the traditional Western chef's knife, using a highly curved spine and blade for rocking-style chopping.

http://i.imgur.com/3XmEFl.jpg

Don Nguyen
09-23-2012, 02:52 AM
Wow, very interesting look to them. I'm liking them aesthetically!

steeley
09-23-2012, 03:04 AM
ah one more
http://i.imgur.com/QZln5l.jpg

The numbering tag is different.

Johnny.B.Good
09-23-2012, 03:44 AM
Pretty cool (certainly different).

Thanks for posting them.

JKerr
09-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Very cool. I wonder if that perpendicular piece that's protruding from the ferrule would make a pinch grip uncomfortable though?

Pbrennan
09-23-2012, 09:17 AM
Those knives are wild looking! Any idea what steel is used and where one could purchase?
Patrick

Don Nguyen
09-23-2012, 11:54 AM
I found this site with a lot more of some of his WIP pictures:

http://florentinekitchenknives.tumblr.com/

sachem allison
09-23-2012, 01:15 PM
he is looking for funding, I don't think they are in production yet.

steeley
09-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Little update the steel baron is providing the steel and Lamson is cutting the pattern they have 4 more days for there funding and there almost there .
It is a interesting the marketing the funding social network projects for people to custom adjust there knife's

http://youtu.be/jZ84b3D1bYs



link to the funding:
http://igg.me/p/193475

franzb69
06-29-2013, 05:33 AM
Been following his posts on facebook and tumblr. Been interested in his knives.

Anybody here get a knife from him yet? how is it? Thoughts?

=D

Jim
06-29-2013, 12:49 PM
is it just the photo or does this seem like it has less belly?
http://24.media.tumblr.com/cd902e878eaafe1e73f4215d369a73a1/tumblr_mfzjjvULrk1qhcxpjo1_1280.jpg

NO ChoP!
06-29-2013, 01:20 PM
Yes, and the ferrule area is different/ more comfortable looking. Also, I like the natural tones better than the colorful rings....