More than 95% of LIGNUM //SKID are produced from renewable raw materials. The body of //SKID is etched from a single block of Robinia that comes from nearby forests in Germany. This hardwood is one of the best materials for kitchen products. The high concentration of tannin has an self-cleaning and antibacterial effect. So no more chemical cleaners are necessary for cleaning your //SKID.
The //SKID blades contain a high alloyed carbon steel (1.3503) with a hardness of 59 - 61 HRC. Traditional Japanese blacksmith use this kind of steel to create the sharpest knifes in the world. Every //SKIDs blade is handcrafted in Magdeburg, Germany and connected with the wooden body with a self-developed technique. The result: a new level of cutting experience perfectly balanced and natural in handling. The very own grain of every single piece of wood makes every //SKID unique. Lastly //SKID gets its final touch by hand. The result: a new level of cutting experience!
For producing //SKID we are combining the knowledge of traditional blacksmiths and wood processing with modern technologies. Every single blade got laser cutted and then finished by hand. The wooden body of //SKID is milled with modern CNC machines and as well finished by hand. In the last step we assembly the wooden body and the blade and grind it by hand to the perfect sharpness. The result: A perfect and unique chef knife.
By working with a high alloyed carbon steel, which has been used successfully in the knife manufacturing for the last hundreds of years, we reach
We spent nearly two years to realize our dream of //SKID. Starting with the idea and some small sketches in 2014 we got it and are now live on Kickstarter with our very first product. //SKID stands for every single point of our philosophy. 97% of //SKID are made of a single piece of wood, combined with a thin but durable blade of high alloyed carbon steel. It is not only the first chef knife that we made, it is the first knife ever of its kind.
We decided during our research and development time, to work with a high alloyed carbon steel. We believe that it is the better steel for stunning knives. Carbon steel stays sharper longer than stainless steel and it is easier to sharpen carbon steel up to the level of a razor blade.
More than 97% of //SKID are made of a single piece of wood from the nearby forests in Germany. We are using Robinia for our knife: it is harder than oak, has a higher concentration of tannin which has antibacterial properties and Robinia is a regrowing ecological resource. Did you know, that the production and processing of wood uses much less energy than most other building materials? During the growth period, every tree is transforming carbon to oxygen. Less energy is required for the production. The result: Wooden products have a significant lower carbon footprint and are lowering the carbon concentration during the growing process.