UNUSUAL. Le grand-bicoupe, pizza wheel-bottle opener presented at the Lépine competition by a Troyen

The large bicoupe is a pizza/pie/quiche wheel AND a bottle opener. The ingenious instrument was invented by Jason Noblet, trained in Troyes (Aube) and who presented his creation at the Lépine competition, on the occasion of the Paris Fair.

It is probably one of the most important inventions of Humanity (not too much). The large-bicoupe allows you to cut your pizzas, pies, and quiches.

This is as effective (the crust does not resist it) as it is clean: the tool turns around so as not to dirty its table. As a bonus, it acts as a bottle opener. What more ?

We owe this ingenious instrument (and pun because the big bi is the ancestor of the bicycle) to an engineer who usually designs agricultural machinery. His name is Jason Noblet, a graduate in mechanical and production engineering at the University Institute of Technology (IUT) in Troyes (Aube, see the map below).

Asked by France 3 Champagne-Ardenne, the brilliant 31-year-old inventor talks about his work. It required a little less than a year of development, and 30,000 euros of investment. “There is zero plastic. It’s stainless steel, stainless steel, zamac – a zinc alloy – as well as cardboard. It’s assembled by hand in Aube, where I live. With blades that come from Thiers [Puy-de-Dôme, capitale de la coutellerie; ndlr]the rivets of the Ardennes, the frame of Lyon [où il a aussi étudié à l’Insa; ndlr]and the cardboard of the Jura.”

You have to spend the trifle of 37.90 euros to get your own large bicoupe, available in several colors. The participant in the famous Lépine competition, organized on the occasion of the Paris Fair, was entitled to honors from the show Daily by Yann Barthès, an opportunity “impressive and unexpected”. It was Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and several million viewers were then able to discover his invention.

What’s next? The competition medals will only be awarded on Sunday 8 May, the day before the show closes, but “the jury was confident”. In the meantime, the feedback is excellent. Jason (to be pronounced the French way and certainly not the American way) sells about forty copies of this accessory every day, which is an ideal gift for a gourmet evening…

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