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Cook Smarter with This New Chef's Knife from Kickstarter

The Achilles promises to be the most comfortable blade you've ever held
Best Chef's Knife on Kickstarter
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The visually striking Achilles knife isn't trying to make its mark as a statement piece or the latest two-in-one gadget that moonlights as a pasta measure. Instead, the German-designed blade, whose Kickstarter campaign launched just this week, promises to be the most comfortable piece of cutlery you've ever held.

In place of a conventional handle, you'll find a hole placed directly at the knife's point of balance, giving you both even pressure distribution and a place for your thumb and index finger to pinch the hilt. It's an award-winning detail that provides a steady grip even when the knife, which is forged from a single piece of stainless steel, gets wet.

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"In developing Achilles, we played around with several designs, talked with several professional chefs and collected their feedback," CEO Adnan Nazish says. "The result was the idea of creating a knife completely out of metal, no wood or rough textures that allow bacteria to grow, with high durability and a very premium look and feel." 

The Achilles is available to back on Kickstarter starting now for $60, with an anticipated shipping date of September 2018. A serrated bread knife and smaller paring knife with the same signature hole will soon follow.

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