The Hugo oyster knife is a circular product. That means it can be 100% recycled and no usage of chemicals, glue or lacquering during the making process.
The reason is twofold: It’s better for the environment, but it’s also better for me. Moreover since I make all the knives myself I have the chance to breathe all the glue and chemicals. By removing them from the process, there is no chance of releasing them into the environment.
Because I make the knife out of a single piece of titanium, it can be molten back into new usable material. And we recycle all the metal chips we carve from the blocks as well. Emergo Designs will take back your knife so we can recycle it, or we can give instructions so you can do it yourself. The titanium scrap price is high and the profits for reusing should cover all the shipping costs.
Emergo Designs sources it’s materials from companies we have a bond with. For instance the titanium comes from a German supplier. Furthermore we use recycled wood for the cases and the trees used to stand on a dike near Ellewoutsdijk. My old workshop buddy harvested these trees and this stock should last a few years.