The truly spectacular process of how the best chef's knife in the world is made

Made of stacked melted meteorite that looks more like Thor’s hammer and armed with the encyclopedic knowledge of knives and stunning skill from bladesmith Bob Kramer, these chef Kramer knives are among the finest in the world. This video of him, by Anthony Bourdain’s Raw Craft, features his process and it might be the… »9/02/15 8:20pm9/02/15 8:20pm

Watching this knife get sharpened sent satisfying tingles up my spine

It’s unfair. Something so simple and basic should not be able to leave a lasting impact on me like this. The act of sharpening a knife, though absolutely a skill, is a chore of maintenance, not something that can be this satisfying to watch. But just take in this video below, hear the knife on the whetstone, see the… »8/17/15 7:04pm8/17/15 7:04pm

Help Rid New York Of Its Unjust 'Gravity Knife' Law

In the last 10 years, 60,000 people in New York have landed in jail due to a ‘50s-era law banning “gravity knives,” the vague definition of which allows police and courts to prosecute people for carrying virtually anything sharp. 86 percent of those jailed were black or latino. And now you can help repeal it. »6/24/15 7:57pm6/24/15 7:57pm

Making a meat cleaver from a circular saw blade

John Heisz is an absolute master at repurposing old things into awesome and beautiful knives and tools. Here he is carving a meat cleaver from an old circular saw blade. The blade on blade cutting action is spectacular, the sanding of the knife is always fun to see and the making of the handle is way more complicated… »6/19/15 3:55am6/19/15 3:55am

Making a knife from a chunk of concrete and an old shovel

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… »6/12/15 6:45pm6/12/15 6:45pm

A Locking Knife Block Keeps Your Blades Inaccessible to Kids

When you're bustling in the kitchen prepping a meal, quickly grabbing a knife out of a storage block is easier than digging through a drawer to find one. Storing them in a block is also just a better way to keep your knives sharp and in good shape, but it unfortunately means they're easily accessible to children. So… »3/19/15 10:35am3/19/15 10:35am

Chef magically cuts a carrot into an elaborate net

On good days, my knife skills could be considered rudimentary. On most other days though, I'm probably a danger to myself. So never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that I could pull this sorcery off: turn a regular carrot into a perfectly webbed net by strategically cutting it with a knife. The chef is a… »2/23/15 11:36pm2/23/15 11:36pm