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This is a review of the "Sliced" box.
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Bespoke Post always has a good presentation. Their boxes are instantly recognizable. I like that they have the perfect box or bag for any item you order. The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside, as well as a little bit about each item. This time they just go over how to take care of a wooden cutting board. There was an additional card about the AK Studio Design/Wren board.
Inside the Bespoke Post "Sliced" Box
AK Studio Designs BA/CA Board - Estimated Price $80
BA/CA: "bring anywhere/cut anything." While I wouldn't say that name is exactly true, I must say I was very impressed with this tiny but mighty cutting board that integrates a knife inside of it. I think it is a simply brilliant idea and I like the thoughtful design. The board measures 7-1/2" by 10" and is only 3/4 inch thick. It weighs a total of 1.44 pounds. The maple board has a small channel around the edge of the surface to help with some spillage. There is a hole drilled though it in case you want to hang it from a cord or hook. There is also a hole in the bottom edge of the board to drain any water that gets in knife compartment.
The main feature is the incorporated knife. Rather than having to bring a separate knife, one is stored inside the board. Not only that, but it's a plus to have the knife in a safe place. I know that I've cut my hand rooting around for a knife in my camping box. The handle of the knife forms one of the corners and is held in place with a small magnet. The magnet holds the knife well enough, but they've included a large, orange silicone band that provides extra safety. The band could also be used to hold thin items such as recipe cards. The knife itself is quite hefty. The entire thing measures just over 9 inches. The stainless steel blade is 5 inches and – like everything these days – includes a bottle opener. I like that it's a full size, serious knife; not something that was compromised to fit inside the board. It looks a little awkward because it's designed to sort of "lock" into the board, but it cuts wonderfully. Overall, this is a great, smart, useful item. I got this specifically for camping and I can't wait to take it out.
Note: I believe this is only available through Bespoke Post at this time. The AK Studio Designs website says the board can be pre-ordered for $100 with delivery expected Fall 2022. That price also includes a sharpening stone, oil, and cloth. So I estimated the price without those things at $80. That is completely a guess.
I was very pleased with "Sliced." It was exactly what I was expecting: a solid idea with solid execution. I can already picture myself serving up some good eats at the campsite. I know my buds are going take the time to check out this board and how it's designed. Normally I have a few small suggestions, but I honestly don't have any this time. Maybe having the juice channel on both sides? Maybe. In addition to how cool the item is, it's worth it to point out that the board was first available and currently exclusive to Bespoke Post. From what I can tell, it's not for sale anywhere else. So that is one more reason to have a subscription with Bespoke Post.
Let's Talk About Value
I estimated this box at $80. I took the pre-order amount of $100, which includes attentional items, and estimated lower, since we don't get those items via this subscription. It is hard to tell what the value is for sure, but I believe it will outweigh the price considerably. I think $80 is a lot for a small cutting board, but again it's well designed and well executed. I was very happy to snag one of these via Bespoke Post for the $53 subscription cost.
To Wrap Up
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