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Real Utility Knives Were Accidentally Sold as Prank Finger-Slicers in Japan

As Halloween draws near, it’s time to start thinking about macabre ways to prank your friends. The ol’ “fake knife with a notch” is a classic way to make it look like you’ve almost sliced off a finger, but in Japan, one such novelty prop kit was reportedly packaged with real, razor-sharp hobby knives instead of the fake ones. Read More >>

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An Amazon Shipping Box Turned Into a Knife Will Give You the Worst Paper Cut Imaginable

How many times have you accidentally given yourself a papercut after excitedly tearing open a delivery from Amazon? As Japan’s most resourceful knife maker demonstrates, those papercuts could be a lot worse if you spend hours painstakingly turning those cardboard boxes into a razor-sharp chef’s knife. Read More >>

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A Chef’s Knife Forged From Ice Is the Perfect Disposable Cutlery

After forging impressively sharp blades from random materials like clingfilm, chocolate, pasta, and even a dead fish, Japan’s most resourceful knife maker has created what could be the perfect disposable cutlery: a chef’s knife made from ice that simply melts away when dinner’s done. Read More >>

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A Chef’s Knife Made From Plastic Wrap Proves Everything in Your Kitchen Is a Blade Waiting to Happen

You might think the most dangerous part of a roll of plastic wrap is the metal cutting blade on the package, but another hazard lurks within the roll itself. After turning tinfoil into a functional blade, Japan’s most talented knife maker has now demonstrated how a roll of regular food wrap can be hardened, sharpened, and used to slice and dice. Read More >>

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Resourceful Knife Maker Proves You Can Turn Aluminum Foil Into a Terrifyingly Sharp Blade

We’ve all had to improvise when realising we’ve run out of clean dishes. A pot becomes a bowl, a ladel a spoon, but finding a substitute for a sharp kitchen knife requires a little more effort. As long as you’ve got a roll of aluminum foil on hand, and some unmatched knife-making skills, however, you’ll be able to avoid washing dishes for yet another day. Read More >>

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This Super-Sharp Knife Made From Pasta Probably Cuts Better Than It Tastes

Any kitchen innovation that reduces the number of dishes you have to clean is always welcome, and that’s exactly why we love this functional knife made from dried pasta. Not only can it be used to slice up tomatoes for a sauce, it can also be boiled and eaten as the main course. Read More >>

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How to Turn All Your Leftover Easter Eggs Into a Functional Chocolate Knife

Is “leftover Easter eggs” an oxymoron? Does such a thing even exist? If, for some bizarre reason, you get tired of consuming chocolate eggs this April, don’t throw all that candy away. As YouTube user Knifemaker demonstrates, you could actually turn all those sugary treats into a functional kitchen knife. Read More >>

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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 >>