How to Improve the Design of Your Blade?
- Oct 28, 2020
A knife is the most important tool for any chef and can make or break the cooking game of any professional chef. Just like tennis players have custom-designed rackets, and batsmen only play with a preferred bat, most renowned chefs worldwide have one or more custom built knives which are the secret tool to their stunning recipes.
Designing a knife is quite an art and requires a set of skills and knowledge about the tool’s utility. The perfect knife has to have a curve at the right angle, a great grip, the sharpest metal and a very lightweight. With all those parameters, designing a knife can become quite complicated. And adding the many different types of knives based on the purposes they serve, satisfying a chef with the right all-purpose-knife can be quite an impossible task.
This is why a lot of chefs have ventured into designing their own Kitchen knives or have started collaborating with kitchenware designers to create a tool which suits their needs best.
Here are some top ways you could improve the design of your blade.
Practice Makes Knife Perfect: Nothing comes out perfect in the first go. The best way to improve the design of your blade is to focus on a single area of the knife, which in this case should be the blade. Create the unit again and again to strengthen your muscle memory. You can also simply start by copying an already existing knife design and make it as many times until you have perfected your design and blade game.
Hand Drawn Designs are Better Actualized: There’s nothing quite like hand drawing the design of your knife. You could also choose from pre-existing templates and add your magical touch to it, or go with the flow and create a masterpiece on paper first.
Existing Templates: There are tons of great knife design and blade templates available which you could use to create the perfect blade, without having to even draw a design on your own. If you are not much of a drawer, pick one of the existing knife design templates and get to crafting the ultimate kitchen tool. You could also use online CAD-based templates which allow you to customize the design of your knife at ease giving you a 3D view of your final product.
Keenly Observe the Blade: A good knife design is no good if the blade is not sharp enough or curved in the right place. Experts suggest that before finalizing your knife, hold the blade against the light and check for any crevices, lines or marks that could affect the performance of your blade.
Even though all these tips can come in really handy, you cannot perfect the art of knife design overnight. There’s no other way to perfect a skill but repeated practice and experience which comes with time only.
You might also want to read The Industrial Design Office Tips.