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Meet bolo – The Rolling Knife

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4.7?
Discovered on 2015-11-25

bolo combines two of humanity’s most important inventions to date: the knife & the wheel-creating the perfect Rolling Knife! It’s simplicity at its best. A knife that rolls easily through your food, giving you precision cutting and incredible power, all in one motion. Perfect dicing, slicing, chopping and mincing. From cutting carrots – to slicing herbs – to mincing garlic, bolo cuts your food on the FIRST roll of the blade, each and every time! Why a Rolling Knife? Great knives do two things very well: feel good in your hand and cut extremely well. bolo takes this one step further, by making a knife that sits naturally & ergonomically in your hand, and by placing your hand directly above the blade, you have full control for precision cutting, while relieving your hand and wrist from unnatural movements. bolo will quickly become your new favorite companion in the kitchen!

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Katie
Katie

I was very happy to receive one of these as a gift! However after it’s second use, one of the hinges that holds the blade in place broke! No way to fix it. Unfortunately a weak point in the design.

hello@thegadgetflow.com

Oh no. That’s sad news Katie. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us.

Booker

Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

Joey Lee
2015 Dec -PAID
2016 March -ETA Expect to receive item
2016 Sept- Waited long n i ask where is my item. You replied the next day asking for my backer number . i replied with my backer no !
2016 Oct -2017 Feb No reply. Send you a few more emails
2017 March - Finally a reply but asking me the same question u asked in 2016 sept .whats my backer no..you asked that 6 mths ago! if u can just scroll up n check my backer number
2017 June 6 - i emailed you again
2017 July 7 You replied me asking if senders name is correct and i replied with all the information but no reply as of today I waited patiently n one of the early backers. This is how you repay your backers?!?!
SEND ME MY BOLO KNIFE OR GIVE ME THE FULL REFUND!
Abram Lopez
Finally got my Bolo and the blades I paid for. Thank you! Glad the creator got back on here and gave his customer support email or I likely would have never gotten it. Better late than never I guess.
Michael Bredehorn
Just got the information about an free replacement for my broken Bolo!
Great customer service!
Marc Gigliello
Thank you, because of some confusion, I just received my pledge. Thank you. Well worth the wait.
Stay Safe....
Marc
Zinovta
We already fixed the tooling to make the clip stronger - tolerances can only be reviewed once manufacturing has started - if you email me at randall.cornfield@zinovta.com ill get you one of the revised handles
kokobin
London, UK here.
Have been using mine for months. One has a loose clip and I had to wrap some electrical tape around it tightly to continue to use it. That seems to be the only flaw in the unit as designed. Hope he would do a better job with the design. Otherwise i love it - great with cutting up baked goods and toasted stuff into small bite sizes.
Zinovta
Hi everyone, had some trouble logging back into Kick Starter. Anyone who needs customer service please contact me at randall.cornfield@zinovta.com
Michael Bredehorn
Can't understand your problems.
Got my Bolo for more than 6 months now! But know one of the clips broke off...
Just waiting for an answer from the support.
jgrizou
Hi there, no news of my pledge so far, no shipping notice, nothing. Could you update please?
Jared Jacobs
Sam here! I have not received my Bolo yet. Any update?
J. Gregory Wilson
For all the many, many folks who threw money away with this project, (including myself) & never received anything: I am organizing an international mail fraud complaint. I can add any other victims to the complaint, if interested, please email me at sharkkb8 at AOL dot com. Kickstarter responded to me with several notices of sympathy but they are sticking with their policy of noninterference, as is their right. However, with any luck, I can make this loud and noisy enough for either Kickstarter or this fraudulent merchant to refund our money, plus damages I haven't yet decided upon.
Galy
Hi,
I haven't received my Bolo, Please contact me as soon as possible.
Best regards,
G M
Tamas Kisely
Dear Zinovta,
I haven't received my Bolo, I have already sent you messages and e-mails, but you haven't respond. Please contact me.
Best regards,
Tamas Kisely
Marc Gigliello
Thank you for responding to my concern.
Marc
Marc Gigliello
I have not received my pledge. I have sent 3 emails and no response, what is my course of action? If I don't receive a response I'm going to contact the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint, this is unfair, I took the leap of faith in backing your product to lease you can do is answer me as to why have yet to receive it.
Abram Lopez
I haven't received my bolo either. What's the deal?
Bert
I have to say that it is an excellent kitchen knife and my wife and I simply love it. How are sales coming?
Tamas Kisely
Still haven't received my knife. Is there any option to refund?
Marc Gigliello
I haven't received my knife yet?
steve mooney
Sept 3. I have not received my knife.
Etienne Bouret
Still did not receive it... what's up ?
Favio Rene Roman
Still haven't received my knife. Any info yet? Also the 2 email address you gave me aren't working. I'm starting to get worried.
Edon van Hees
GOT IT!
Looks great! Feels great! Works great!
Thanks!
Bert
Thanks.
Bert
Hello, I have an issue with my bolo, I sent an email and I haven't receive an answer (?)
Edon van Hees
Still haven't received my Bolo's.
Backer 791
Favio Rene Roman
I was told that my knife was shipped but nothing has come in yet. Also, I would like to purchase the additional blades. Please check your messages cause my PayPal info is there.
Bert
I finally got a chance to try my bolo and... It works very well! Thanks guy, you are going to be very successful with it.
Corey Thomas
Still haven't received mine. Can someone contact me?
Noam Caraco
Got my Bolo last week, look and feels up to scratch!
Thanks and good job bringing this thing to life :)
Tan Beng-Watt
Received the replacement Bolo housing last Sat. thank you
Jared Jacobs
Looking forward to getting mine, very excited:: Backer # 332
Ahaha!
Hi. I have not received anything. Please send me a tracking code. I am backer 1084, and paid for all blades. Regards!
Noam Caraco
Hey guys, also still waiting and would appreciate an update/tracking code. Backer # 846
Philip Tong
@Creator
Thank you for your speedy reply.
I wish to wait for the final retooled Bolo.
Zinovta
Jennifer we will replace it for you and as I have said a few times, we are already changing the tooling to remedy this, we will replace every single unit that is damaged - we produced 100,000 units and so far have had 7 issues - this is brand new product that was very hard to engineer, the issue comes from the injection process, which we have fixed and are now waiting for final samples of the revised unit - again, every single one that is damaged will be replaced - we are doing our best and we are standing behind the product. Randall
Jennifer Cheong
Agree with Philip. I bought one for myself and another for mum. My mum's locking tab broke on trying to open the locking tab! Gone! Only reason mine hasn't broken is because I haven't used it yet.
John
We have now used the bolo for cooking dinner, it worked awesomely with the vegetables and for dicing the chicken! Cheers!
John
Received my bolo safe and sound! Once it was mailed out it arrived promptly! The package was intact and the package for the bolo was nice. We have already washed our bolo and are ready to use it. The directions are very clear, making cleaning and storage a zilch. So far I'm pleased.
Philip Tong
The entire Bolo handle should be solid plastic instead of honeycomb design. Because these pockets traps moisture and traps food carried into the handle by the rolling blade. Must wash it with brushes and air dry the blade and handle separately before reassembling. I already broke "Locking Tabs" on both Bolo. It's nice to use but a chore to wash up after using.
Nacho Amaya
Hi! I still waitting for my Bolo, I do not have any track number or something, can you help me please? Thanks a lot
Zinovta
Hi everyone, we are aware of the issue with the clips. Being a brand new item there are always things that need to be improved and we already have fixed the tooling - we are going to change anyone whose clips may break don't you worry we stand behind our product. We are already working on some new parts and accessories and will also make a special offer to everyone once they are all done.
Philip Tong
Read the easy to follow instructions on how to change blades. Everything Bolo is built to last ... EXCEPT ... The "Locking Tabs" is weakly joined to the casing, will not last and will most likely break after a few washes. Hmmmm
Philip Tong
I just received my 2 x Bolo Blades with 1 x Tenderise Blade. So dar so good nothing broken on 1st glance. Will try using it and hope mine is from 2nd production run.
Zinovta
Can you both please email me pictures to randall.cornfield@zinovta.com we will send you out replacements right away. The thumb issue is a first for me, but the clips we have had about 11 so far and we have already changed the tooling to remedy this - sorry about that, this is the first production run. Randall
SK
Received mine today in Malaysia, Thanks !
simon enderby
Same here - just opened mine in east malaysia with one locking mechanism broken on one unit and a large gap around the thumb grip on the other unit (it doesnt fully close properly). Please advise what we can do to replace the broken units.
Tan Beng-Watt
received mine today, Kuala Lumpur. 2 sets of Bolo + pastry blade. Unfortunately, one of the Bolo locking mechanism broken when I open the package.... :-(
Nacho Amaya
Hello, I still waitting for a track number or more information about my pledge.