Lovers Launches to date:
1. Söliditi Usudeba Knives (shipping in batches- Update below)
2. InversionEdge Sharpening Systems (shipped)
3. Nöni 3L Rondeau and Steamer (shipped)
4. AUS-ION™ and Nöni™ Baking Trays (shipped)
11. Söliditi 15cm Usudeba '2st' Edition
Estimated Delivery Schedule for Lovers Launches & Kickstarters
LL: Söliditi Usudeba Knives
: update as below. Currently shipping in batches.
Preorder: TSS: late August 2021
Preorder: InversionEdge Sharpening System: late June 2022
27 August 2021
Our Lovers' Edition Deep Woks and both Stainless and Titanium pre-ordered TSS are shipping now! Keep an eye on your emails for your dispatch notification!
Now for an update we didn't see coming, unfortunately the Lovers Ed. 1.5L nöni Saucepans have encountered an unexpected delay due to a machinery malfunction during the final stages. We understand how disappointing this is and apologise for the late notice, though it has taken us all by surprise! This is likely to delay things by a few weeks so shipping is now estimated for mid-late September. We will do what we can to get these out to you as quickly as possible, and will update you as soon as we know more. We appreciate your patience!
11 August 2021
TSS Preorders: preparing to ship in the coming weeks! If you have one on order, you should have received an email from us - please check your address on your order, and email us ASAP if you require it to be changed.
Lovers' Edition 1.5L Saucepans: Preparing to ship in the coming weeks! If you have one on order, you should have received an email from us - please check your address on your order, and email us ASAP if you require it to be changed.
2 August 2021 - Söliditi 15cm Usudeba Update
For all of those still waiting on their Usudeba to ship, you should have received the below email from us:
Dear Solid supporters,
We’ve received many enquiries recently about the progress of your Söliditi™ 15cm Usudeba. We have been posting updates in the Lovers group, as well as sending emails though it seems some of these may have fallen through the cracks so we thought it must be time for another update!
If you’ve been in the group recently, you’ll likely have seen many excited posts from other Lovers who have begun receiving their knives. We are shipping in small batches each week. Each knife has one final small manufacturing step before reaching Mark. As quickly as Mark receives them, he sharpens and finishes them! We have so far shipped just over 100 to date.
There were significant delays across 2020 and added challenges to get them to this point, and Mark only recently started receiving the knives, ready for sharpening. He’s working as quickly as possible, whilst also ensuring they’re finished to optimal sharpness!
Please note, our team is not able to tell you when yours will ship. There are many variables that come into play such as how many knives Mark receives each week ready for sharpening, how many left handers or right handers there are, as well as many orders having multiple knives. Rest assured, we are shipping in order of time/date ordered. We will email you once yours is on its way.
This website link is great for quick referencing of updates.
There has been a lot (more than anticipated!) of love, sweat and tears that have gone into bringing these to life. Trust us when we say we are as eager as you are to get them into your hands! They are coming. We are hugely grateful for your continued patience.
21 June 2021
Söliditi 15cm Usudeba: shipping has commenced! We are shipping as the knives are completed in small batches. Mark is hand sharpening each knife and this is a laborious process! We will contact you via email once yours is on its way. Thank you for your continued patience!
We will soon have a small number of Lovers II Edition Söliditi 15cm Usudeba
up for grabs.
Make sure you select 'Notify Me
' on the product listings
to be notified as soon as they're available! As numbers are very limited, we anticipate these to get snapped up very quickly. Please note, you will need to be logged in to your account to view the listings.
7L Quenched™ Deep Woks: Unfortunately, there have been some delays with the production of our new 35cm Deeper Woks. These are one of the very first pans to be Quenched, and there is added complexity with production due to the depth of the woks, so they are going to take a little longer than anticipated. Our team have informed us these should now be ready to ship mid August.
2L nöni™ Rondeau - preorders have now closed! Thanks for your huge support with this exclusive new Lovers Launch.
6 April 2021 - Söliditi Update
Mark has received the first batch! Check out his video posted in the Lovers group HERE
"Huge appreciation again for all your patience Solid Lovers. It will be rewarded when these beauties start arriving on your doorsteps! Shipping won't start for another few weeks because we're building up the first batch, then I hope to ship at least 100 per month. I'll do an FB Live presentation for FAQs when the knives start arriving so you can ask all your questions in real time. If you don't know Japanese chisel edges, there will be lots of questions, and I'm here to help!"
1 April 2021 - New Lovers Launch: 1.5L nöni™ Saucepan!
Our latest Lovers Launch, the much requested smaller 'milk' pot / 1.5L nöni™ Saucepan! Shop here
27 March 2021 - TSS now available for preorder!
After many requests, our TSS kitchentool is now available to preorder on our online store HERE
! Preorder available until 30 April with estimated shipping late July.
2 March 2021 - Söliditi Update
We have good news to share! Whilst there have been slight delays from the original dates promised to us by our forging contractor, things are moving quickly now! All of the right-handed Söliditi knives have been forged, and are off to get the final touches. This will take up to 10 working days, so should be with Mark by mid-late March. And don’t worry lefties, yours will be close behind!
Mark is warming up his hands in anticipation, ready to get straight into sharpening mode! We will be shipping as quickly as Mark can sharpen, in order of date purchased. We should have the first batch on its way to you before the end of the month.
Here's some behind-the-scenes photos of the forging process in action, and the near-finished product!
Bringing this world-first innovation to life sure has been a long and challenging labour of love, and we cannot thank you enough for your SOLID patience and support.
Mark will post an update in the group as soon as has received the first batch – you know he’ll be too excited to keep that quiet!
29 Jan 2021
The first batch have been cast and are now with the forger! Mark is expecting their arrival mid-late Feb and will get straight to work sharpening, so we can get them shipped and in some of your hands ASAP!
15 Dec 2020
Mark is busy forging the Titanium TSS! CLICK HERE
to see his video update.
Casting contractor is only finishing the batch now, and the forging contractor won't be forging them until February. Then Mark will swing into full sharpening mode to get them out to your all as fast as humanly possible! Until the contractors finish their work we're all in a painful waiting mode, unfortunately. But things are progressing!
18 Nov 2020
We are so VERY grateful for all the patience our Solid supporters have shown. There has been some great progress! You can see Mark's video update HERE
23rd October 2020
After multiple requests for more nöni™ and big pots for stocks, soups, jams, chutneys etc The nöni™ Dutch Oven Trio is finally here and it's our BIGGEST nöni™ yet - and available here exclusive to you (our members)!
With our best-ever pricing, just for you.
To show our appreciation for your continued, solid support, we're not only giving you exclusive access first, we've also heavily discounted our pricing.
Each new piece will be limited stamped '1st Lovers' Edition', dated with month/year of manufacture, and numbered in series.
To learn more and secure your own king of the kitchen piece, visit: https://www.solidteknics.com/noniDUTCHOVENSET
The First Lovers Edition is exclusive to Solid Lovers group store members! You'll need to be logged in to your solidteknics.com
account to see the listing. (If you don't already have an exclusive access account, visit our 'how to' page here solidteknics.com/membersonlyhiddenstore
The listings will be live for 30 days, after which our team will get to work! Thank you in advance for your support.
1st October 2020
Dear Solid Lovers,
We are blessed and so grateful to have such a supportive Solid Lovers group - the vast majority of whom have been extremely patient with the delays to finishing and shipping these historic knives - and for that, we thank you.
This is certainly not the update I was hoping to put out, and I do so with a heavy heart. I had previously promised to sharpen and ship at least 100 per month, starting July/August. However, delays beyond our control have unfortunately made this impossible. I can’t sharpen the Söliditi™ knives until subcontractors have finished their parts of the complex manufacturing process. And complex it is: each step is so specialized that we need a different expert contractor for each phase. Most have been great, some have been slow. It is frustrating for everyone, beyond description, but we’re trying our best to be philosophical about it, while pushing as hard as we can for faster results.
We want to be fully transparent with you about where we’re at in the manufacturing process:
The pre-production castings (Sydney) are beautiful works of engineering art! I’ve never seen such quality in investment casting of carbon steel in my career.
Our forging contractor has been the main source of delays, and most of them beyond their control (Covid labour delays, injuries to key people), and some voluntary (we are a low priority customer when they have a lot of regular customers wanting very simple industrial forgings in large quantities – we’re not big, and not easy!). Our original forging contractor, who we’d held successful trials with prior, let us down. This has meant the set up of a new foundry, who needs to verify setup before production. Every week they promise to run the forging trials but frustratingly, they have yet to follow through. Unfortunately, we’ve ‘burned through’ all the other foundries in Australia, who all considered our innovative new product to be too difficult - the joys of manufacturing in Australia!
As soon as forging trials are complete, investment castings will be run in fast batches of 200, then hopefully forged quickly thereafter (simpler setup for production, after trials are finished), heat treated, then hand sharpened on the InversionEdge sharpening system, with real Japanese water stone edges, for real accuracy!
As long as our forging contractor really does finish setting up within a couple of weeks, we should be able to start shipping the first batch of Söliditi™ knives within 2 months. Yes, a serious delay after we anticipated shipping first batches in May. If there was anything we could humanly do to speed up the process, you know we would.
It’s more heartbreaking for us than you would know, so we are very grateful for those who are showing their love and understanding in this difficult time. It is particularly important for us to see that patience shared on social media, so other Lovers feeling nervous (particularly the new ones), will have more confidence that we’re doing our very best.
However, we understand if some really can’t wait any longer as we acknowledge the delays have been significant. If you would prefer a refund instead of waiting for our first Soliditi C5, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will quickly refund you and offer the allocated knife to another Lover on our list of those who missed out.
Please remember: this first batch of 15cm Usudeba knives is a rare piece of Solidteknics history. It will never again be stamped ‘1st Lovers Edition’, numbered and signed. We believe it’s worth waiting for, and we hope you’ll choose to stick with us through this bump in the road.
Because I’m so frustrated that I can’t get started hand sharpening your Usudeba knives, I will soon announce a hand-forged kitchen tool that will be offered only ever to Lovers in solid Titanium, as my way of thanking you for your patience. (The same tool will eventually be offered to the public in stainless steel.) We think you’ll love this innovative rare exclusive, and it will deliver much faster because it is much more under our control! If it proves popular with Lovers, I will be hand making more Titanium rarities in coming months.
We are truly sorry for the delays and you have the option of a refund if you’re unhappy, so would appreciate it if you didn’t voice your frustrations on social media.
Thank you all for your patience. It gives us great hope for the future of our Solid vision. We won’t forget the wonderful spirit you showed during this challenging time!