New Cutlery Maker Debuts with New Metal Alloy

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif.-VMatter, a new premium cutlery manufacturer, is introducing a line of knives that uses an amorphous metal alloy that was discovered at California Institute of Technology through research funded in part by NASA. The alloy will be used to develop cutlery that can hold a sharp edge significantly longer than steel, the company said.

The VMatter Cutlery collection, which will include an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, a 7-inch santoku knife and a 4-inch paring knife, is currently scheduled for a December 2013 retail debut.

All the VMatter knives will be made from the alloy. This alloy has no grain boundaries, which are responsible for the weakness inherent in steel, and possesses the best properties of both metal and glass, as it is literally a metal with the atomic structure of a liquid. The company claims the metal is 20 percent lighter and 330 percent more elastic than steel, 250 percent stronger than titanium, and highly resistant to corrosion. "The combination of these elements gives VMatter Cutlery the potential to revolutionize food preparation in the home and in commercial kitchens," said Blair Dahl, president of VMatter.

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