The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but… » 9/19/14 9:20am Friday 9:20am

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… » 9/08/14 3:45pm 9/08/14 3:45pm

Seeing scissors get made by hand is just so mesmerizing

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 mesmerizing and satisfying to see. It's basically art. » 7/01/14 1:00am 7/01/14 1:00am

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 4/16/14 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