VMatter Cutlery - Kitchen Knives

VMatter alloy knives: Knives using revolutionary amorphous metal technology that will stay sharp for years. www.VMatter.com
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Gary Lorenz
Technology
Aliso Viejo
United States
5 Team Members

We're almost there! 

For all of you who have been waiting on the sidelines

Maybe you are a little skeptical....  

Check out the video below, posted by an objective third party who knows about knives. 







Dull knives take the joy out of cooking.

We've all been there:  It's time to chop the vegetables for a home cooked meal.  You reach for your knife and begin to slice.  To your dismay, the knife is dull, and your enjoyment of the moment fades with it--all because knives get dull. 

We buy knives that get dull because, until now, there hasn't been an alternative.

We have been forced to buy and use knives that are sharp when new, but which become dull in a matter of months--even when they have not been used.  Over time, knives microscopically corrode, dulling the edge, and there has been no alternative. Until now.

VMatter Cutlery is introducing the first amorphous alloy blade to the knife market. James Kang, VMatter's CEO, has been working toward bringing VMatter (amorphous alloy) to the world since he first experienced it in a lab at Caltech over twenty years ago. However, when one of his employees told him that the knife he had fashioned out of VMatter five years prior had never gotten dull, James thought about the properties of VMatter that made this possible, and the idea for VMatter cutlery was born.

Chef's Knife

The knife that started it all--The first kitchen knife made from VMatter

This is a photo of the actual VMatter knife that was used on a daily basis for more than five years, never losing its edge, corrosion free, and virtually no wear.

Our Lifetime sharpness guarantee is made possible by VMatter’s building blocks of strength, 2 ½ times stronger and nearly 3 ½ times more elastic than steel, and guaranteed to be corrosion proof.


Why VMatter knives are superior.

Why do steel knives get dull?  Steel knifes can get dull mainly in two ways, both through actual use and from corrosion.  The edge of a steel knife is microscopically thin. Contrary to the popular notion that knives become dull because the edge wears off, what actually happens is that the edge folds over onto itself in the food-cutting process. In fact, microscopic pieces of the the knife edge can even break off.  The other way steel knives get dull is through corrosion.  Again, this happens at a microscopic level, so it is usually not seen.

VMatter knives don't suffer from these limitations.  VMatter is so elastic that the knife edge never folds over in normal use.  Since VMatter is a metallic glass, it doesn't corrode, whether sitting in a drawer, knife block, or even being washed in a dishwasher.

Some people are concerned that having a sharp knife is unsafe.  Actually, the opposite is true.  Besides being a pleasure to use because it does what you intend it to do, a sharp knife is easier to control and cuts where you want it to cut.  A dull knife often requires more effort and can move or slip, possibly resulting in injury.

The spider graph below shows the performance of a VMatter knife compared to the performance of widely used, high quality, "competitive" knives along the five most important performance characteristics.


Watch as executive chef Debra Sims uses the VMatter 8" chef knife in her work and discusses its performance compared to other knives that she has used.



Here Debra answers questions about the knife and gives a great endorsement!



See the picture below of a highly magnified steel knife-edge.  The surface is extremely rough and porous, a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Couple this with a wood cutting board or a wooden knife block and the potential for cross contamination and germ growth is multiplied tenfold.

Because VMatter knives are composed of a metallic glass, they resist the adhesion of bacteria up to four times better than steel, thereby providing the healthiest bacteria-resistant surface of all metals. Of all known materials, glass is the best surface to minimize the growth of bacteria.



Reaching our funding goal will allow us to produce a set of four knives:  An 8" chef knife, a 7" santoku knife, an 8" slicing knife, and a 4" paring knife.

All of our knives will be offered with a choice of stabilized hardwood or synthetic handles. We would like to add steak knives to our product set which will be possible if we are able to exceed our funding goal.


“We shall send to the moon 240 thousand miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than three hundred feet tall the length of this football field made of NEW METAL ALLOYS some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several time more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a  precision better than the finest watch.”

President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962

In 1962 President JFK challenged the scientific community with the audacious goal of putting a man on the moon. The discovery of the family of amorphous alloys of which VMatter is part was a direct result of that challenge. The VMatter alloy has been tested extensively and proven in commercial applications over the past two decades by several of the world’s great companies. Amorphous alloy technology is used in oil production, as well as automotive, electronics, and luxury brand manufacturing to improve the durability and performance of their products. This technology is now available in knives that will redefine performance in the kitchen.

The ability of VMatter Cutlery to maintain its ultra sharp edge is derived in part from the dense atomic structure of our alloy. When coupled with unsurpassed balance and feel, our knives take the lead in competing with both high carbon and stainless steel products on the market today.  Visit our website at www.VMatter.com for an in-depth treatment of technology.

This video demonstrates the fascinating elastic properties of metallic glass that make our knives unprecedented durability possible.


To take VMatter Cutlery to the next level and bring these revolutionary knives to market, our indiegogo campaign needs your support.  We need capital to purchase bulk raw VMatter alloy, purchase multiple molds, and invest in the equipment necessary to scale up our production capacity.  With support beyond our funding goal, we will be able to expand our product line even further.

We have already invested in a mold to manufacture the 8" Chef's Knife. To offer a complete a set of the four most commonly used kitchen knives, we need to make a mold for knives in each of the other three sizes shown in the product set.

We also need to buy raw VMatter alloy which is twenty times more expensive than steel.

By supporting our indiegogo campaign you become part of the VMatter team and help us develop a complete line of the best knives in the world. This is one of those rare moments in history when a transformational material comes along and changes the way we live.


We look forward to your participation in our indiegogo campaign, and encourage you to visit www.VMatter.com for more detailed information about our advanced technology. And of course we hope you are excited about being one of the first people in the world to receive your pure amorphous VMatter knife or knife set.

As an added incentive, the contribution amount of each perk (excluding Founders) on average represents a 25% discount to our proposed retail pricing.

By supporting our indiegogo campaign you become part of the VMatter team and help us build a complete line of the best knives in the world. This is one of those rare moments in history when a transformational material comes along and changes the way we live.



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  • $5USD
    Company Founding Sponsor

    To memorialize your contribution to the campaign, all contributor's names will be laser engraved on a commemorative Executive 8" Chef knife blade. The knife will be conspicuously displayed in our company offices. Most likely fought over by the President and CEO! A high resolution photograph of the engraved blade will be emailed to each contributor.

    2 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10USD
    $50 Gift Certificate

    Give the gift of VMatter cutlery with this certificate for $50 toward the purchase of any VMatter cutlery product (priced $200 or more) from our website through the end of 2014.

    0 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $124USD
    Paring 4" Knife

    • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    17 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $165USD
    Santoku 7"

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $175USD
    8" Chef's Knife

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $180USD
    Slicing 8" Knife

    • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    10 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $185USD
    Santoku 7"

    • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    3 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $197USD
    Chef 8" Knife

    • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    23 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $247USD
    Chef 8” Pro Priority Delivery

    • Professional model • Priority October shipping date • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    26 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $397USD
    Chef 8” Exec Priority Delivery

    • Executive model • Priority October shipping date • 100% VMatter blade • Handcrafted Ironwood handle • Lifetime sharpness guarantee

    13 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $599USD
    Founder's 8" Chef Knife

    • Limited edition, serial numbered 1-100 • Commerative hardwood box • Custom laser engraving • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Handcrafted Ironwood handle

    6 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $925USD
    Chef 8" Personal Gift 5 Pack

    • Pack of five 8" chef's knives • Perfect for corporate gifts • Your company logo engraved • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,999USD
    Founders Set of 4 Knives

    • Chef knife 8” • Santoku knive 7” • Slicing knife 8” • Paring knife 4” • Limited edition, serial numbered 1-25 • Personalized laser engraving • Commerative hardwood box • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Handcrafted Ironwood handle

    7 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $3,499USD
    Founders Reserve Set of 4

    • Chef knife 8” • Santoku knive 7” • Slicing knife 8” • Paring knife 4” • Limited edition, serial numbered 1-10 • Personalized laser engraving • Commemorative hardwood box • Engraved VMatter plaque • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Handcrafted Ironwood handle

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $4,499USD
    Chef 8" Corp. Gift 25 Pack

    • Pack of twenty-five 8" chef's knives • Perfect for corporate gifts • Your company logo engraved • 100% VMatter blade • Lifetime sharpness guarantee • Signature green G10 handle • G10 black handle optional

    4 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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