Combat Kitchenware: a frypan with a sword hilt

The Combat Kitchenware Kickstarter has set out to create sword-handled skillets. At $27 you get a handle you can stick on your own pans, $45 gets you a sword-handled teflon skillet. It's from James Brown, who runs Morlock Enterprises, which makes a wide variety of cool nerdstuff, so I've got a reasonable degree of confidence that backers will get their premiums -- though, of course, making a pan that works for long-term cookery is a pretty specialized endeavor.

All of the parts are carefully manufactured by the fine people of Morlock Enterprises (if you consider subterranean cannibalistic evolutionary offshoots of humanity people). Milled and cast in the USA, by us.

All steps of production will be managed by us in our shop in Herndon, VA. Our machine shop is set and ready to handle a job of this magnitude. We just need the funding to jumpstart production. Everyone here takes great pride in having our geeky hands on all parts of the project directly, from design to production. One pan is easy. However, enough pans to indulge the epic needs of our fellow culinary warriors takes a bit more. To that end, I am hoping to use this kickstarter to help fund the molding and tooling to make this project a reality, and get this epic culinary craziness into as many hands as possible.

It is my fervent hope that this is but the vanguard of a host of epic culinary implements.

Combat Kitchenware (via Crave)


  1. I couldn’t articulate it until now, but this is what my kitchen was missing,
    Thus I shall begin my quest for the +5 Holy Non-stick Avenger.

  2. If I may be assured that I don’t need to fry five-pound Great Auk eggs in the skillet to keep the weight of the hilt from tipping the pan over, then I will merrily place an order for two.

  3. This is in Herndon, VA, which is a suburb of Washington DC. I wonder if any of my friends up that way know this guy? If so, why the hell haven’t they told me about him previously? Why did I have to find out about this level of awesomeness from BoingBoing instead of being clued in by the people I know personally? Isn’t that what friends do? Tell you about awesome stuff? Geez guys, way to let me down. Now I have to go order this on Kickstarter instead of getting hooked up through a friend like I really ought to.

  4. Because… LARPers and obsessive Skyrim players wouldn’t know how to cook otherwise. “What is this? It is a pot with a thing sticking out. What’s it good for? It doesn’t look like a handle, it has no hilts, no leather, I can’t grab that! Oooohhhhhh there’s a kickstarter for that.”

    1. Bah! You don’t know what you are talking about. You can get a trophy or achievement in Skyrim for cooking. Just remember that you also need to chop wood and mine some ore.

  5. Every once in a while I see a gadget on BoingBoing that makes me want to leave my whole life behind, spend a couple of decades learning the arts of filmmaking and Hollywood asskissing, and then raise a couple of million dollars to make an indie film, just so I could have a character using that gadget in the movie. 

    1. Jamie Noguchi, creator of Yellow Peril, is friends with Jim Brown of Morlock Enterprises. Noguchi actually designed Morlock’s newest logo, so it’s actually a very nice shoutout from Jamie to Jim.

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