While professional chefs are familiar with handling sharp objects on a daily basis, the average consumer is prone to the occasional cut from a kitchen knife—as such, the Safecut Knife is emerging as a safe knife design to protect one's thumbs.
The design of the kitchen knife includes a built-in protector for the thumb, which detaches from the handle to form a finger guard. This sheath has the potential to be particularly helpful when slicing fruits or vegetables toward the thumb or fingers. Other notable parts of the Safecut Knife include its stainless steel blade, ergonomic handle and dishwasher-safe design.
Leizer Rodal, the inventor and owner of Safecut Knife, found that "69% of women cut towards their thumb or fingers while prepping in the kitchen. Almost half of that percentage, admits that cutting this way is their preferred way of cutting."