It would be nice to have a knife that cuts well, but can’t possibly slice your finger or hand open if a mistake is made. The four teenagers from Missisuaga, Ontario, who developed The Shield are trying to solve that legitimate issue.
But the inventors offer no details on what material the knife is made out of on their Indiegogo campaign page. Nor do they say how much the knife will cost or when it will ship. None of the perks they’re offering as part of the campaign include a knife either. The campaign video at the Web site shows that the knife they have come up with can indeed cut carrots and peppers, but clearly not as well as a standard knife. The teens are attempting to raise $6,000 to provide them with the tools and materials needed to advance the product. They want to create a “cleaner and more precise” knife for production.
It is impossible to gauge what chance the knife will have of success without having any idea how much it will cost. If it is reasonable, there’s no reason such a product wouldn’t enjoy some success in the kitchen accessory market.