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  • What is Kove Cutlery?
    Kove Cutlery is a grassroots startup kitchen cutlery brand. It was founded by Shane Rienks, who also founded the industrial and automotive design firm Rienks Motor Design, LLC in 2020.
  • Who is Shane Rienks?
    Shane Rienks is a 25-year-old multi-disciplinary industrial designer, with passions especially in the consumer, automotive, architecture, and space industries. He is pursuing an MFA in industrial design, and holds an AAS degree in automotive technology. Prior to pursuing an industrial design education, Shane established his foundation in the high-end custom and coach-built automotive industry. He has helped design and build multi-million-dollar all-carbon-fiber and hand-shaped metal cars, with his early years consisting exclusively of hands-on fabrication. Many of these cars have received national recognition and accolades - from magazine articles to awards. Shane continues to design for the high-end custom automotive industry, but is aiming to venture into the world of entrepreneurship and creating world-class consumer products.
  • Can I purchase a Kove Cutlery knife now?
    Not exactly - we are still forming the foundation of our company. However, you can easily join our venture and stay up-to-date on our knives' availability by signing up for our emailing list. Just click the below button to go to our sign-up form: We will be starting a Kickstarter campaign soon, along with offering exclusive deals and packages to investors. If you sign up for our email list, we will keep you up-to-date on everything - without spamming you (we hate spam too). Our goal is to build a robust following before launching our Kickstarter campaign. We are excited to announce our industry partnerships as we progress towards full production.
  • Can I invest in Kove Cutlery?
    Yep! Please click the below button to find and submit our contact form. We won't spam you, but we will keep you up to date on our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, our private capital raising, as well as answer any questions you may have.
  • Is Kove Cutlery Hiring?
    Not exactly, but we are always looking for talent - from marketing to business, design, fabrication, etc. we would love to make your acquaintance. Never know what the future holds!
  • Will you offer more knife variants in the future?
    Yes! Our goal is to eventually offer a full, diverse line knives - from our Signature all-metal series currently shown on the site, to knives that have handles made with: - Unique, sustainably sourced woods - Advanced composites like carbon fiber and Kevlar - Different metals, including brass and titanium - Colorful, sustainable plastics - Custom services, such as engraving - 100% custom-designed ergonomics (we send you a self-use kit that records the shape of your closed hand, you mail it back, and we design handles that fit your hand perfectly.) Novelty or specialty blades made with: - Ceramic - Carbon fiber or Kevlar - Serrated edges Knife blocks made with: - Unique, sustainably sourced woods - 3D printing for elegant, unique geometry not possible with other manufacturing methods. - Colorful, sustainable plastics We will also be producing additional knives down the road - from paring knives to bread knives, steak knives, and just about everything in between. We have some already in progress.
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