The ErgoKiwi was conceived in Architecture School. The design helped so many of our fellow students that we decided to bring it to Kickstarter… and here we are today!
Simple Design, Better Cutting
We've re-imagined the traditional pen knife to be more comfortable and easy to use. The form eliminates the pain and discomfort experienced when force is applied to your index finger. By keeping that joint straight you can work for longer periods of time without interruption. The organic shape of handle allows you to hold it in a way that's most natural for you.
The Ergo Kiwi is a much safer and easy to use precision knife. It’s essentially your hands new best friend.
Durability and Function
Not only is the ErgoKiwi designed to last, but like all great design, the magic of the Kiwi is in it’s simplicity. Three simple concepts inspired the design, yet more than two years of R&D have gone into the ErgoKiwi you see today.
Introducing the Plastic Kiwi
We designed the Ergokiwi to last. As product designers, we believe that simplicity leads to beautiful design. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that all the materials we use are the best available, from the wood in our handmade Kiwis to the stainless steel used to manufacture all of our components. While our products may cost a little bit more, they are designed to last much longer than your conventional knife.
Introducing the Plastic Kiwi
It has always been our goal to offer a beautiful, reliable product that is accessible to everyone. Our flagship handle, the Plastic ErgoKiwi, is exactly that. As product designers, we believe that simplicity leads to beautiful design. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that all the materials we use are the best available, from the wood in our handmade Kiwis to the stainless steel used to manufacture all of our components. While our products may cost a little bit more, they are designed to last much longer than your conventional knife.
Your Kiwi is a Reflection of your craft
Materials are as unique as the individual, each Kiwi material has been chosen for its dynamic physical properties. Below is the variety of offerings we have available at this time.
Pricing Below is for Wholesale only.
MSRP - $25.00
Comes with 5 Pack of Excel Blades, Canvas Totes by request
The original Kiwi was made on a 3D printer, out of acrylic, and hundreds of iterations have led to the one you see here.
Today the Plastic Kiwi is made from injected molded Polycarbonate, making it virtually invincible. Any areas vulnerable to abrasion have been reinforced with metal parts to ensure longevity. A magnet was designed to hold together all of the necessary mechanics and even lets you store your Kiwi in unconventional places.
We have scrutinized the manufacturing process to make ensure a reliable tool that will never fail. Made from injection molded polycarbonate and hand-sanded for a satin finish.
MSRP - $75.00
Our Plywood model is by far our most popular handle. Made from airplane-grade plywood, each Kiwi is comprised of 104 interlocking layers for maximum durability.
This kiwi is sealed with 3 layers of polyurethane, then finished with 1,000 grit to highlight the beautiful grain unique to this industrial material.
MSRP - $80.00
People commonly admire the tactile experience of picking up the Bocote Kiwi. Bocote is a hardwood native to Central America with one of the most beautiful grain patterns we have ever seen. It is naturally a heavier hardwood, which is evident when holding this Kiwi.
Interesting fact, when cut, the Bocote secretes a resin that hardens to protect the fibers within. As a result, it dulls all of our bits and takes much longer to cut. Alas, this has always been our favorite handle, the one we work with everyday.
Each Kiwi has been handcrafted in our studio and is mounted with a stainless steel latch to ensure a long, durable future.
Every Kiwi Comes With a 5-pack of Excel Blades and, as retail partner, you can choose to include the Canvas Tote Bag for no additional cost.
Don’t be afraid to reach out!
We’re excited to find new relationships across the world, so let us know if you’re interested! Feel free to inquire further by following the link below or emailing Cam at email@example.com