A knife born of great design and uncompromising craft can profoundly improve the quality of your life by making your experience of preparing food for yourself, family, and friends a pleasure beyond expectation -
My name is Adam Simha and I am an experienced, passionate, and fully commmitted maker of culinary knives (I’m also and M.I.T. graduate and James Beard Society award winner) located in Cambridge, Ma.
My company is called MKS Design.
This endeavor will be called MKS Knife (http://www.mksknife.com)
Over the last 14 years I have desiged knives for corporate clients (like All Clad, Dexter-Russell, and Lamson and Goodnow), marketed my own ready-made line of cutlery (designed in 2005), and hand crafted original custom knives for chefs and individuals both locally and nationally.
Now I would like to take the next step and offer the opportunity to own hand made knives based on favorites from my own custom designs to the public. These knives will be of heirloom quality; beautiful and functional with superb fit and finish, and made from the best high carbon stainless steel available, by me, full time, right here in Cambridge.
Every knife produced will carry an unconditional guarantee and be welcomed back to the shop for free sharpening forever.
I am asking for $18,000 to upgrade my workshop and finance the productrion of, at minimum 25 each, of the two most important knives one needs, a 260mm (10 1/4”) Chefs knife, and a 100mm (4”) Paring knife, and durable packaging for both which will double as travel case and storage.
If demand goes beyond 25 of each I will be prepared to fullfill orders on an ongoing basis.
Ultimately I would like to build a collection comprising 5-7 knives that represent what I consider the essential tools for the kitchen.
Your contribition will allow me to build out my workshop, invest in custom designed and built grinding and finishing eqipment, improved ventilation and dust control, and realize significant economies in buying materials like steel, bronze, silver, wood, hardware and grinding supplies, and outside services like heat treating and wood stabilizing. It will also help make it possible for me to produce and offer superb hand made knives in a reasonable amount of time at an attainable price going forward.
Initially, the knives will be produced at a rate of aproximately five pieces per week by me in the MKS workshop in Cambridge, with hopes to double that rate of production as demand allows.
In exchange for your support, I am offering as perks, one or both knives from this first run, a matching handled diamond sharpening steel, and a leather honing strap complete with instructions.
I believe that a knife you value, respect, and care for...even love, can change how you cook and eat for the better..it can truly change your life.
Please help me make superb kitchen cutlery possible for as many people as I can.
Thank you. -Adam Simha, MKS Knife.