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500 Kids Took a Knife to School With Them Last Year

A Freedom of Information probing of data from 32 police forces in England and Wales has revealed the shocking state of warfare in our schools, with air rifles, axes, improvised battery tasers, metal rods and even a rolling pin being taken into buildings by children keen to win local turf wars and settle scores. Read More >>

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Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand

We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone’s finger. But even with that in mind, you’ll still be stressed watching this stabby robot in action. Read More >>

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Watch a Blacksmithing Patriot Forge a Knife Using Beer, Bacon, and Chips

It’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and chips to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again. Read More >>

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Restoring a Rusty Butcher’s Knife Found in the Trash Back to a Sparkly Blade is Damn Nice

If I saw this deeply rusted cleaver in the bin, I’d leave it exactly where it was, because I wouldn’t think there would be any way to save the thing. Luckily, the person salvaging this ruined butcher’s knife is way smarter and way more resourceful than me, because in less than three hours, he turned a destroyed knife into what looks like a brand-spanking new blade that can chop the hell out of anything. Read More >>

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Slicing Random Things with a Knife Heated Up to 1,000 Degrees Unleashes All Sorts of Fury

There are so many reasons to try this at home tonight: you get to see the metal blade burn that glorious fiery orange red, you get to hear inanimate objects make weird whining sounds as they get sliced open, you get to imagine what spontaneous self-combustion would be like, and in some cases you might even spot what looks like souls escaping from a bar of soap (that’s probably my favourite thing that gets cut). Read More >>

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Watch a Wrench Get Forged into an Deadly Knife

I’m a total sucker for watching old tools get turned into badass blades, because seeing random objects get weaponised is such silly dangerous fun. That used to be a thing that tightened bolts! Now it’s a knife that’ll slice your eyes out. Plus, it looks cool as hell. This time, Miller Knives took a monkey wrench and forged it into a swashbuckling knife by the tried and true method of heating it up, bludgeoning it to hell, and sharpening it into a deadly curved knife. The wrench’s jaws act as the handle. Read More >>

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Sharpening a Pound Shop Knife Turns It Into a Killer Blade That Easily Slices Everything

I know that it’s pretty darn obvious that if you sharpen a knife over and over again, you’ll eventually get a razor sharp edge to slice things with. But that doesn’t make it any less fun to transform a dirt cheap knife bought from a pound shop into a beast of a blade that destroys everything as if it were descended from the Damascus, Ulfberht, and Valyrian steel gods. Read More >>

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Watching a Hot Knife Cut Through Styrofoam is Unsurprisingly Satisfying

There’s nothing odd about this. There’s nothing surprising about it either. If you watch a very hot knife cut through a piece of styrofoam, it’s going to be exactly as satisfying as you’d think it’d be. The styrofoam shrivels up after each cut and turns into this goo that looks more like a marshmallow than anything else. Read More >>

design
Is This the First Multi-Tool With a Really Good Screwdriver?

The phrase “jack of all trades but master of none” might be best suited to describing multi-tools. They’re useful in a pinch, when no other tools are available, but the tools are far from ideal. But that’s something Gerber wants to change with its new Center-Drive featuring implements that have been specifically redesigned for usability. Read More >>

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Blacksmith Makes a Rad Throwing Knife Out of Rebar

If you try hard and believe in yourself, anything can be a knife—but turning rebar into a legit-as-hell kunai is a fresh take. Read More >>

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“Zombie Knives” Now Banned in England and Wales

Massive knives with serrated blades and bits hanging off them like something out of a Final Fantasy nightmare sequence are now illegal in England and Wales, with the government deciding that no one really has a legitimate need to own a decorative lump of metal with a 25-inch blade and a blade over the handle with another blade on the side of it. Read More >>

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Watch a Katana Bend When It Hits Liquid

In order to harden the edge of steel, swords are often heated until they’re impossibly hot and then quenched in liquid to rapidly cool down. This creates a much stronger grain structure in the steel, which obviously leads to a much stronger sword. An interesting thing that happens during this quenching process is how the sword dramatically bends before it snaps back into shape (with a slight upward tilt). Read More >>

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Watch a Circular Saw Blade Get Transformed Into a Two Handle Straight Drawknife

As always, John Heisz can transform old, rusty blades into lovely works of art. This time, he turns a circular saw blade into a drawknife. Read More >>

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Amazon Caught Illegally Selling Knives Without Age Checks

An investigation into the sending-out practises of omnipresent shopping giant Amazon has found some worrying procedural flaws in its dealing with potential weapons, with reporters ordering fold-out knives in the names of people under the age of 18 and finding that no further checks were made to verify the age of the recipient. Read More >>