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Watch A Rusty Knife Get Cleaned And Sharpened To Reveal A Beautifully Shiny Blade

Video: At the start, the knife looks to be in pretty bad shape. It’s spotted and stained and totally rusted. But with a little tender love and care, the steel is shining and sharp and beautiful once again. The high carbon steel used in Japanese chef knives can be susceptible to rust when used with things like fresh fruit, but in this case the rust didn’t settle in too deeply on the steel.


Making A Wooden Switchblade

Video: Don’t ask why anyone would ever make a wooden switchblade, just appreciate that we live in a world where a wooden switchblade could be made. John Heisz put together a wooden knife that pops out like any old switchblade and it’s pretty neat. He sands the wooden blade down and grinds it like you would any other knife and the end result is such a beautiful piece.


Turning A Railroad Spike Into A Knife With A Coil Grip

Video: Watch as bladesmith Walter Sorrells turned a railroad spike into a knife. Railroad spikes aren’t meant to be used as an edge tool, but it’s cool to see Sorrells bludgeon the crude spike into a pretty awesome knife with a coil for a grip. The metal coil was created by elongating the spike and wrapping it around and around a mandrel.


Watch A Knife Get Forged From A Steel Cable

Video: With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped into a knife. There is so much work in the transformation but the end result is totally worth it.


Chris Reeve Sebenza Review: Is This US$450 Pocket Knife Worth The Hype?

If you talk about knives on the Internet, then you’ll know the Chris Reeve Sebenza is held up as the pinnacle of production knife perfection. But what’s it like to use and carry one in the real world? I let this one bite me to find out.


Check Out How Ridiculously Sharp This Knife Is

Video: There’s something really satisfying in seeing a super sharp knife just slice through things without any effort whatsoever. Here’s one just sliding through a tomato and chopping it up into the thinnest slices imaginable. There’s no resistance! It ends up being like tomato silk.


A Chinese Chef's Knife Is Really Impressive

Video: This video shows off the versatility of a Chinese chef’s knife, also known as a Chinese cleaver. For a big hunk of metal that looks at home in a butcher shop, the cleaver can actually handle precise tasks as well. From cutting meat and butchering chicken to finely slicing vegetables and tofu to even making designs with cuts, the Chinese chef’s knife is a very useful tool for the kitchen.


Clever Magnetic Stickers Turn Any Flat Surface Into A Knife Holder

It’s a good idea to keep your best kitchen knives outside of the drawer, where they can get knocked about and damaged, but a dedicated knife block also takes up valuable counter space. An even better solution than both is to turn any flat surface in your kitchen into a magnetic knife holder using these vinyl decals.


This Real Life Version Of The Hidden Blade And Rope Launcher In Assassins' Creed is Awesome

Video: Mad genius Colin Furze did it. He made one of the coolest video game weapons — that would be the hidden blade and rope launcher in Assassin’s Creed — a reality. It works just as advertised! You can shoot out the grappling hook and then retract the rope to lift yourself up and over walls and buildings (though because this is real life, you need to loop in a harness of sorts). And the hidden blade just pops out and in with the flick of the wrist and is ready for you to slice the hell out of things.


Watch This Cool First Person View Of Hand Making A Knife

Video: Here’s a really cool video showing the daily routine of Chelsea Miller, a knife maker. It’s fun because it’s filmed from her perspective so you get to see what it really takes. Fiercely Curious, who made the video, writes, “Chelsea Miller hand makes stunning knives out of old horse rasp files. She often uses maple from her family’s orchard in Vermont and will bury it in the snow to spalt the wood into beautiful patterns for her handles.”


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