STÂGE: Kitchen Knife + Sharpener
The knife is the undisputed essential kitchen gadget. However a blade is only as good as its edge. Sharpening is usually neglected when the sharpener is not immediately accessible, or misplaced. Stage is an innovative kitchen knife that seamlessly integrates the fundamental practice of sharpening into the food preparation experience within a single compact tool. Stowing the sharpener within the knife handle provides quick access to a proper sharpening tool and negates the need for separate storage. The smooth transition between sharpening and cutting with a user-friendly design provides for a better overall cutting experience.
The advantage and value of integrating the blade sharpener in the handle of the knife, is in the efficiency and reliability of a well sharpened knife without taking away from the food preparation process.