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… » 4/16/14 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

These Hand-Forged Kitchen Knives Are Works of Rural Art

The world is not lacking for inexpensive kitchen knife sets—they've long been a staple of late-night infomercials and homeware bargain bins alike—but top-quality cutlery is much harder to come by. These blades from Chelsea Miller Knives offer a rare mix of artful simplicity and rugged sturdiness equally at home in New… » 4/03/14 6:00pm 4/03/14 6:00pm

A Butterfly Multitool For the Do-It-Yourselfer With an Attitude

A good pocket knife is one of the most useful tools to have on hand at all times. But you know what can be even more useful? A knife that doubles as a saw, a screwdriver, a hex-head wrench, and a bottle opener. In fact, skip the knife altogether—who needs it when all of the above fold away into this badass, all-in-one » 12/17/13 5:00pm 12/17/13 5:00pm

A Beginner's Guide to Buying Custom Kitchen Knives

When selecting a set of knives for your kitchen, you can certainly go to any retail store and purchase an inexpensive set of knives made with plastic handles and low-grade steel. But, when you want something of higher quality, specialized design or materials, or you just want something a bit more personalized, custom » 12/17/13 2:20pm 12/17/13 2:20pm

One Tool Is All You Need To Turn a Roast Turkey Into a Feast

Is there a greater honor than being asked to carve the Thanksgiving turkey? Not on that particular day of the year there isn't. The last thing you want to do is screw things up, and that means finding the right tool for the job. That could be Joseph Joseph's Duo Carve set, which features an 8-inch carving knife paired… » 10/28/13 5:00pm 10/28/13 5:00pm

A Shark Sharpener Makes Knives Extra Menacing By Association

Maybe scary things just go together? Why else would this shark and knife look so right? Created by the design studio Propaganda, this sharpener is aptly named "Jaws" and has a no-slip bottom for stability. It may not be super heavy duty, but if you just have a few kitchen knives it's a good option for giving them a… » 7/28/13 3:27pm 7/28/13 3:27pm

TSA Delays Its New Knives-on-Planes Policy

Last month, the TSA announced that it was going to allow travellers to carry knives on planes once more, and the new rule was supposed to come into action this Thursday. Now, though, the TSA has delayed the introduction of the policy—and it's not clear when it will actually take effect. » 4/23/13 3:47am 4/23/13 3:47am

Self-Standing Butter Knife Keeps Condiments Off the Table

There's probably rules and proper etiquette on where to place a condiment-covered knife once you've spread jams, jelly, or butter on your bread. But most of us just place it on the counter or table anyways, leaving an additional mess to be cleaned up. Is there a better way you ask? There is, this self-standing butter… » 4/09/13 2:40pm 4/09/13 2:40pm

The TSA Is Auctioning Off Confiscated Knives for Cheap

Government entities need to get rid of excess junk too, and they often do it through a site called It's like Ebay for the federally-funded set. For the next hour, there's an auction going on for a lot of 40 Gerber knives. The current price is $276—a mere $7 a knife. » 3/18/13 9:53am 3/18/13 9:53am