Here at Noble Outfitters we pride ourselves on creating products that exceed the needs of our customers with quality & function, while delivering exceptional value. Our team members have an impact on the innovation behind each product and we’re here to give you a inside story on each of those special employees.
First up—we’re going to interview Matt C., the inventor of the amazing new Wave Fork™. Let’s get started!
Hi Matt! We’re so excited that you’ve joined the Noble Outfitters team. Welcome! We’re even more excited to get the inside scoop (no pun intended) on the innovation behind the new Wave Fork™!
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Born and Raised in San Diego County
Q: What motivates you on a daily basis?
A: I’m inspired everyday by the intricate patterns and details I observe in art and nature. I apply these lessons to create innovative product designs, that I hope will make the world a better place.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Noble team?
A: Noble Outfitters has similar goals as myself, making quality products that are new and innovative…it was a natural partnership. The people of Noble Outfitters are creative, hard working individuals who are a real pleasure to work with and truly care about the consumer.
Q: How did you come up with the idea of the Wave Fork™? What inspired you?
A: My wife is a trainer—having several horses in our care and mucking stalls daily—I knew there was a better way to design a fork that would truly hold up to daily use at a farm or ranch. Just like many consumers, we had the frustrating experience of tines breaking and having to throw a whole rake head away every time 1 tine broke. I thought of all those busted rakes in our landfill and the expense of replacing forks and became inspired to design a super durable fork that’s tines could be replaced on the “rare” occasion one broke or just wore out. I also made sure the plastic was recyclable.
Q: How long did it take you to develop the Wave Fork™?
A: From conception to product, about 2 years multiple prototypes led to the success of the wave fork we sell today.
Q: Can you give us a hint on what you’re creating next?
A: Hmm! Well I can say that Noble outfitters is designing many many new innovative products for the farm and ranch that will turn heads at any equine show! Get ready!
Q: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever created?
A: I must say the Wave Fork™ ranks high on cool factor. For just a simple utility product, it has a lot of innovation designed into it, like the way each Independent tine snaps into the other and creates a super structure. I would have to say it’s always the latest product I’m developing. Wait until you see our new products coming out for the ranch and barn!
Q: What are your favorite Noble products?
A: Well, that’s an easy one for me—I like our Equinessential Tote. It’s so tough and love the fact that you can just hose it off so all the water drains through its perforated bottom. The Boot Socks are a must, and not to mention our gloves. Oh! And I can’t forget the Wave Fork™ …it rocks!