Poster Title

The Knife Home

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

24

KY Senate District #

14

Abstract

The knife home is a combination of individual kitchen knife blades and handles. The blades and handles are designed to be stored in a small box able to fit in a standard kitchen drawer. The blades will not be exposed, they will be covered up by the storage box, so you never have to touch the actual blade. The handles are constructed with a lever arm making the blades interchangeable. When going to insert a blade, you will slide a clip releasing the lever arm upward, insert the blade into the handle slot, lock the lever arm back into place. When desired to remove the blade you would follow the same steps. When cleaning the blade it will be recommended to separate the two parts for the most efficient method of sanitizing. The purpose of this product is to reduce the everyday dangers of knives around children. Also the compact design allows the user to store/transport their knives. We researched patents to see if there were any other products like ours on the market. We could only find utility knives that had interchangeable blades, in which they were very difficult to remove and replace. We also surveyed approximately 104 people on questions related to our product, safety issues, and the use of kitchen knives.

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The Knife Home

The knife home is a combination of individual kitchen knife blades and handles. The blades and handles are designed to be stored in a small box able to fit in a standard kitchen drawer. The blades will not be exposed, they will be covered up by the storage box, so you never have to touch the actual blade. The handles are constructed with a lever arm making the blades interchangeable. When going to insert a blade, you will slide a clip releasing the lever arm upward, insert the blade into the handle slot, lock the lever arm back into place. When desired to remove the blade you would follow the same steps. When cleaning the blade it will be recommended to separate the two parts for the most efficient method of sanitizing. The purpose of this product is to reduce the everyday dangers of knives around children. Also the compact design allows the user to store/transport their knives. We researched patents to see if there were any other products like ours on the market. We could only find utility knives that had interchangeable blades, in which they were very difficult to remove and replace. We also surveyed approximately 104 people on questions related to our product, safety issues, and the use of kitchen knives.