Smith’s Consumer Products has won a “red dot award: product design” for the Edgeware Angle Adjust Manual Sharpener, the first adjustable manual sharpener of its kind, according to the company. Unlike traditional-style manual knife sharpeners that change the angle of the knife to match the angle in the preset slots of a sharpener, the Edgeware Angle Adjust Manual Sharpener adjusts to match the angle originally produced by the knife manufacturer.
The product includes three slots for sharpening. The coarse and fine slots adjust with the turn of a knob. The serrated slot is a fixed-angle slot for serrated knives.
“We are honored to be chosen for this prestigious international design award and are so proud that our hard work has been recognized,” said Dan Glidden, CEO, Smith’s Consumer Products.
The Edgeware Angle Adjust Manual Knife Sharpener was designed by Carter McGuyer and the Carter McGuyer Design Group, Inc. of Tuscumbia, AL.
“As a product designer I know how difficult it is to break through the clutter and impress this prestigious panel. We are thrilled that we’ve been recognized by red dot for this innovative product,” said Carter McGuyer.
From July 2 to 28, the red dot design museum will host its traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winner’s red dot award: product design 2013,” design enthusiasts can see the latest trends.