Australia has an earned reputation for being dangerous and inhospitable. It’s home to dickhead lizards that look like Jurassic Park dinosaurs, jellyfish that swallow regular fish whole, gangs of murderous sharks, herpes-infested carp, and snakes that are so sick of living there that they try to suffocate themselves in…
What a day it has been. Time to go into an elective waking coma while this guy makes a crazy-looking knife with skill and precision.
Modern knives have something distinctly badass about them. Maybe it’s the materials. Maybe its the sleek ergonomic handles. But they also seem to be missing the sense of personality and specialness apparent in the work of ancient Japanese bladesmiths.
When a reporter from Israel volunteered to test a stab-proof vest, he probably didn’t expect to actually get stabbed. Sadly, for him especially, he did.
You can have the perfect cut of steak that’s been cooked to the perfect temperature and grilled to the perfect texture and yet still ruin it by not cutting the meat against the grain. Seriously, slicing a steak against the grain makes it so much more tender and delicious that you’d be a fool not to do it that way.
Fashioning beautiful weapons from found objects is always so fascinating to see. How does a person look at a chunk of concrete and see an elaborately detailed knife handle? How can we turn a piece of a shovel into a really sharp knife? Watch John Heisz work his magic below. There are a lot of satisfying noises that…
The annual Las Vegas Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show is the biggest gun show in America, attracting 33,000 people each year. And Sarah Palin. I was about the only visitor not wearing a pistol, but I did manage to find some neat new stuff.
Black magic and sorcery and deals with the devil and breaks in The Matrix and possibly other dimensions. That's what super hydrophobic material is made out of. Like this super hydrophobic knife that just slices through a water droplet and cuts it in two. Are we really sure science can explain what my eyes are seeing?
Aaron Gough makes great custom knives. Here you can see him crafting "a prototype bushcraft/camping knife using only simple tools. The blade is made from O1 tool steel, the handle is made from brown Micarta." It's so relaxing to watch that now I want to have a siesta.
That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think we can see the cutting edge of a knife because it's there in front of you, right? No, you can't see it. To your eye, it's invisible, as Nikola Slavkovic explains in…
Damascus steel is a Middle Eastern type of steel famously known for its resilience and distinctive patterns. Its secret was a unique forging technique that has been long lost. Nowadays experts try to reproduce it and, while it may not be exactly the same process, watching them doing it feels like magic.
Of course, this insano knife-throwing video is not real—after all, these guys are not Russian. But the fake is so well made that you'll swear it is real. I went through it frame by frame and you can't notice the trick. Clever.
It's always better to have control of a knife you're using, sure, but everyone makes mistakes. And you shouldn't lose a perfectly good knife just because it sinks to the bottom of a lake or the shaft cracks on your tile floor. Is the solution bouncy knives? Sort of.
This credit card is really a knife. Just putting that out there in case it wasn't coming across already. It's a 2.2mm thick, 85.6mm x 54mm CNC machined aluminum treat. Keep it in your wallet to impress your friends and gore your enemies!
You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons?
There's an eternal battle going on in my head on what's the greatest utensil in the entire world. I flip with a fork but then flop to chopsticks, I side with the spear and then Benedict Arnold to extended fingers. It's never settled. Different types of food require different utensils. If only there was one utensil to…
The Swiss Army Knife might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of military multi-tools, but don't underestimate the lesser-know alternatives. Alternatives, for instance, like this stainless steel IXL British Army Knife, whose no-nonsense exterior belies a rich and fascinating history.
This spork isn't really a spork: it's a spoon that turns into a knife and fork. It's cleverly designed to see the user through soup then a regular main course—we just can't really work out what it should be called.
Sometimes science truly is indistinguishable from magic: a team of engineers at Arizona State University has created a knife that can actually cut water. Cut it clean in two parts, no little droplets, no mess. Like Moses parting the Red Sea, but without killing any Egyptians.
If you aren't Wesley Snipes, why the hell would you like this Jagdkommando Tri-Dagger Fixed Blade Knife, a 7-inch weapon with a hollow handle? This thing is clearly designed to kill people.