knives

How To Cut A Goose Feather Into A Lovely Quill Pen

I’m not going to lie, I don’t really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It’s funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800s era quill cutting knife) with modern technology (a NYC metro card!).


A Spartan Knife Block That's Anything But Austere

You can pretend they’re there for easy access, but there’s something primevally enjoyable about leaving your cutting implements on display in a knife block. It’s like knights mounting swords on the wall of a castle, and it’s also why this knife block that looks like a Spartan under attack is particularly amusing.


How To Sharpen Any Knife

A sharp knife isn’t just sharper, it’s a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here’s how to fix that quickly, easily and cheaply.


Can A Single Knife Handle Every Bushcraft Job?

This new Vulture Equipment Works Cholera is described as an, “all mountain” blade. A knife you can use for everything from making a fire to butchering game. We beat on it everywhere from the beaches of Maui to the forests of British Columbia to find out if that claim is true.


These Stealth Knives Only Need Sharpening Every 25 Years

What good is a fancy set of kitchen knives if after deboning a few chickens and julienning a bunch of celery stalks it’s already too dull to handle a ripe tomato? You don’t want to spend your time in the kitchen toiling away on a sharpening stone, so the folks at TB Groupe designed a set of knives featuring laser-bonded titanium-carbide surfaces that only need to be sharpened every quarter century or so.


This Beautiful Knife Is Hand-Made By Bicycle Builders

Horse is better known for its bicycles than anything else because, well, it’s a bicycle company. But proving that actually it’s just a master with all things steel is this beautiful camping knife.


Place Your Bets On This Thrilling Roomba Knife Fight

It’s a Roomba-eat-Roomba world out there, and these two plucky floor cleaners are playing for keeps. By which I mean their drunk owners taped knives and balloons to them and forced them into combat. It’s adorably dangerous!


Seeing Scissors Being Made By Hand Is Mesmerising

You’ll get lost watching him work. I definitely did. Cliff Denton is a ‘putter’ for Ernest Wright & Sons, the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors there is, and he literally puts together scissors with his hands. He’s a master at it. Watching him work is mesmerising and satisfying to see.


Start A Rebellion In Your Kitchen With An X-Wing Knife Holder

Would the Rebel Alliance have been able to defeat the Death Stars and the Empire flying a bunch of wooden blocks? No. Then why wouldn’t you want to store your kitchen knives in this X-wing shaped knife block that is clearly a superior design to a block of wood?


Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By The Tools In Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are safer, easier and more comfortable to use.


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