Custom Knives: Ergonomically Informed
The benefits of custom knives go far beyond aesthetics. Spending the money for custom knives means not only getting the exact look that you want, but a form that is perfectly shaped to your hand. Having a knife that is perfectly shaped to your hand will make it easier to use and thus, more worth the money you spent on it.
HF&E stands for human factors and ergonomics. It is also known as comfort design or functional design, and it is based entirely on how human beings will interact with the products, systems, or processes that are born from it. It’s purpose, as outlined by the International Ergonomics Association, is to “optimize human well-being and overall system performance”. It applies to improvements both physical and otherwise, and includes things like creating easy to use interfaces (think Apple vs. Dell).
How It Applies To Us
If you’re using a custom knife regularly, there’s no reason why it should cause you any physical strife. Constantly gripping a handle that isn’t designed to fit your grip ends up reshaping your hand in a way, and that can cause serious discomfort, not to mention medical issues such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Ergonomics generally attempts to eliminate as much space between product and user as possible and without knife custom built for your body, you are putting yourself at risk for these discomforts.
Ergonomics aren’t the only reason to invest in a custom knife, and aesthetics are certainly a factor to consider. At Exquisite Knives, we have an extensive variety of knife styles to choose from, and an expert team to guide their craft. Whether you know exactly what you want or you need a few suggestions from us, contact Exquisite Knives today to get your custom knife on its way to completion.