PROTOTYPING I took clay molds of various users using pinch grip. These molds gave me an idea of what an ergonomic, pinch-grip inducing knife handle would look like. I used the resulting form as the basis of my design.
USER TESTING Using the composite image from the clay impressions as a starting point, I created foam models to conduct user testing. Using feedback from the user testing, I made modifications and arrived at the final form.
Nami Safer Chef's Knife

nami is an affordable, sustainable, and ergonomic chef's knife that enhances the safety of the kitchen by reducing the ubiquitous risk of cuts sustained while preparing food. nami incorporates an ergonomic knife and an auto-hone protective sheath.

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Leslie Montes
Product Designer Mountain View, CA