Goods just for "hanging bananas" and goods just for "peeling apples". In the United States, there are kitchen goods that specialize in something that Japanese people think "Is it necessary?"
"Sandwich knife" is one of such American kitchen goods. With this knife, anyone can easily make delicious sandwiches that are easy to eat. Invented by Wednesday Merchants, who lives in Canada.
The feature of "sandwich knife" is that two blades are attached "in a staggered manner". The first blade has the role of cutting bread, and the second blade has the role of making "cuts" that sandwich the ingredients.
Previously, Merchants used two sliced breads to sandwich the ingredients to make a sandwich. However, with this, the ingredients inside often spilled.
"Sandwich knife" appears here. If you put the ingredients in the notch of the bread made with this knife, the ingredients will almost never fall off. In addition, the gravy, sauce, and dressing soak into the bread, so the taste will be much better.
The "sandwich knife" has another advantage. That is to reduce the number of times you insert a knife. Merchants argues that using that time for other things will enrich your life. It seems that it will save a lot of time when making sandwiches for the whole family, even if it is for one person.
"You can make bread with a notch even if you use an ordinary knife, right?" Or "Even if you can reduce the number of times you insert a knife, the whole cooking effort will not be reduced so much, right?" This knife makes a lot of "?" However, Merchant seems to be serious, and it took five types of prototypes and a period of seven months to complete the "sandwich knife."
Merchants is currently running a campaign to recruit investors on the crowdfunding site kickstarter for the commercialization of "sandwich knives". At the time of writing, you can get one "sandwich knife" if you invest $ 43. The amount required to obtain it will increase later in the campaign, and the retail price after the end will be $ 54. Shipment is scheduled for October 2015.
Do you want to reduce the number of times you cut bread even if you pay 54 dollars (about 6,500 yen)? I'm at a loss. I would use an ordinary knife.