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Timelapsed audio makes this even more entertaining

Making a knife with only common tools viewed as a time-lapse. [more inside]
posted by quin on Sep 12, 2013 - 25 comments

The Star-Spangled Fork-Flip, the Freedom Fork-Over, the Homeland Handoff

The American way of using a fork and knife is inefficient and inelegant. (SLSlate) Do you cut-and-switch? Well, you've got to stop. The more time you waste pointlessly handing utensils back and forth to yourself, the less time you’ll have to cherish life and liberty, pursue happiness, and contribute to America’s future greatness. And also—though that snob at dinner surely didn't know this—the supposedly all-American cut-and-switch is in fact an old European pretension, of just the sort we decided to free ourselves from 237 years ago.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jul 5, 2013 - 221 comments

Grenades, Bayonets, and Tasers. Oh My!

The TSA has started an Instagram page showing confiscated items from TSA checkpoints in airports around the country.
posted by reenum on Jul 3, 2013 - 36 comments

"a tool handle, particularly for knives."

How-To: Paper Micarta, Micarta from blue jeans, How To Make Homemade Micarta. Micarta is a genericized name for any paper or fabric, layered, soaked in resin, then dried, shaped, and polished.
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 7, 2013 - 17 comments

Custom knifemaking

Custom knives by Jay Fisher, Tomas Rucker, Ivan Campos, and Rich Derespina. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Nov 2, 2012 - 14 comments

Do you eat Sushi?

Fish Filleting: A short Youtube series of demonstrations by fish mongers with sharp knives [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Sep 27, 2012 - 23 comments

DIY Tanto

The Tatara Project: Learn how to make your own Japanese tanto knives from homemade steel; just follow these explicit directions and 125 photos.
posted by bwg on Feb 21, 2011 - 19 comments

A Darwin electro-opera

The Knife (previously) have released a studio recording of 'Tomorrow, In A Year,' an "electro-opera"{video} based upon Darwin's 'Origin of Species.' Listen to the whole thing here.
posted by ennui.bz on Jan 30, 2010 - 18 comments

Knife

Grizzly Bear Knife
posted by vronsky on Nov 4, 2007 - 29 comments

From whence the spork?

Feeding Desire: The Tools of the Table [click on "visit the website"] is an amazing illustrated history of utensils over the past 600 years. If you prefer history to design, look at the California Academy of Science's collection and learn more of the history of the knife, fork, spoon (and more spoons!), and chopsticks. Not covered in these collections are the awesome cutlery/gun combinations of the 1700s, or how to identify the bewildering array of specialized silverware there is out there. Don't forget your bacon forks and cake breakers!.
posted by blahblahblah on May 4, 2007 - 16 comments

Crooked Knives

How to make a crooked knife via mo-co-ta-gan. The Museum of Woodworking Tools has a very fine example.
posted by tellurian on Nov 15, 2006 - 21 comments

Not Your Ordinary Knife.

Not Your Ordinary Knife. With the post about how nasty those sharp edges can be, I'l like to show you they can have beauty, too. (From here)
posted by Balisong on Apr 4, 2005 - 33 comments

The most renowned knife in Alaska

Ulus have been around for thousands of years. Originally created by Inuit craftsmen as a practical cutting tool, the ulu has evolved and is still in use today as a handy implement in the kitchen. But two ulus in a shoebox doesn't get you far. (Real Player video)
posted by debralee on Mar 4, 2005 - 8 comments

How to Cut

How to Cut illustrates proper knife techniques for a variety of vegetables. [Via Lifehacker]
posted by turbodog on Feb 2, 2005 - 66 comments

It's no velociraptor, but...

I *heart* Bea Arthur:
Bea Arthur sparked a security scare at Logan Airport in Boston this week when she tried to board a Cape Air flight with a pocketknife in her handbag. The "Golden Girls" star, now 81, was flagged by a Transportation Security Administration agent, who discovered the knife - a strict no-no following 9/11. "She started yelling that it wasn't hers and said 'The terrorists put it there,' " a fellow passenger said. "She kept yelling about the 'terrorists, the terrorists, the terrorists.' " After the blade was confiscated, Arthur took a keyring from her bag and told the agent it belonged to the "terrorists," before throwing it at them. As she boarded the plane, she told the TSA employees, "We're all doomed."
Kuro5hin offers a novel proposition: Bea for President!
posted by Vidiot on Aug 28, 2004 - 58 comments

Eight dead. Five of the dead were second-grade girls. The ages of the other victims were not known.

Eight dead. Five of the dead were second-grade girls. The ages of the other victims were not known. I don't really have anything to add to that.
posted by Ezrael on Jun 8, 2001 - 89 comments

An 18-inch dog swallows a 15-inch serrated knife

An 18-inch dog swallows a 15-inch serrated knife and lives to, well, bark about it. Not the most compelling story on metafilter, but the x-ray photo is worth the trip (and they had no idea it was in there until they did the x-ray).
posted by teradome on Jan 25, 2001 - 7 comments

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