Today the term “technology” is primarily defined by electronic devices. But there’s another aspect of technology which plays a significant role in modern design: the material manipulation and viable forms now at the disposal of designers using technology. Technological tools like 3D modeling, 3D printing, and computer monitored manufacturing processes means designers can now explore forms and functions to redefine nearly any object…even something as basic as a knife.
The TB Groupe, one of France’s established knife makers, carries a history of five generations dedicated to the manufacturing knives. Their latest design, the FURTIF Evercut collection is the culmination of the company’s exploration of new materials and forms, a sharp edged stealth bomber of faceted geometry constructed using titanium carbide laser bonding to strengthen a blade of stainless steel to indefinite sharpness.
The blade’s durability is strengthened even further using machines to apply thousands of pounds per square inch (imagine carbon being pressed into a diamond), the knife exiting the process with a finish 300x stronger than a standard steel blade. All that pressure and care results in kitchen knives that can go 25 years between professional sharpening. That’s a lifetime of tomatoes and onions diced.
The knives unique character is further enhanced with its own individual code number lasered onto the surface, allowing owners to register their device…ahem…knife just like a new iPhone. The FURTIF Evercut collection, comprised of a Pairing Knife, Kitchen Knife, Santoku Knife and Chef’s Knife, are available domestically here (the office knife style is available here).