Surviving Edged Weapons, fabulous police training video from the VHS 'n' Crack era


"Of course, you're aware of the balisong," intones the deep-voiced narrator, "... or butterfly knife."

Awesome, terrifying, paranoid and goofy, Surviving Edged Weapons is a relic of another era, an age of fishhook earrings and razor blade-impregnated ballcaps, where reality itself stars Charles Bronson. Which, of course, it did. Read the rest

Flip open a butterfly knife like a gentleman bastard


In the latest episode of Scam School's Modern Rogue, Brian Brushwood and Jason Murphy show you how to open a butterfly knife without losing your fingers. Amazon sells trainer butterfly knives with dull blades, which is a good way to practice. Read the rest

How to make a bowie knife

Benjamin Stark explains how to make a Bowie knife. You'll need some AEB-L stainless steel, a bandsaw with metal cutting blades, a grinder with lots of rough belts, a drill, material for the handle, epoxy, clamps and finishing compounds.

A little background on myself: I'm 17 and have been making knives for about a year and a half. I learned how to make them simply by watching a lot of youtube videos and finding tutorials online. I started with under $300 worth of tools and made and sold a few knives to be able to afford the more expensive equipment. The knives don't turn out quite as nicely with such minimal tools but you would be able to make a fully functional knife if you are resourceful. When a customer told me he wanted a bowie knife, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show the process behind making one.

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Sharpen your knives


My santoku was dull, and my chef's knife was a disappointment! Dull knives can be dangerous to work with, don't ask how I know. This $20 set of diamond whetstones, and the video above, really helped me out!

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Kikkerland Animal Multi-Tool


The Kikkerland Animal Multi-Tool ($20 on Amazon) is cased in beechwood and has with a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, wire stripper, file, hole punch, bottle opener, and utility knife.

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Knife hidden in a Kennedy half-dollar


No one will look twice at your tiny knife hidden in a JFK 50-cent piece, assuming your deep cover identity is as a harmless numismatist. (via Red Ferret) Read the rest

EDC card, a multitool that fits in your wallet


The EDC Card [via] is exactly what its name promises: a multitool designed to fit into a wallet and be carried around every day, just in case you run into an opportunity to show off your EDC Card.

This Special Edition model comes with a weapons grade ceramic coating applied, to create a non-reflective surface for a discreet look. The back of the Special Edition EDC Card has laser etchings to designate tool sizes. Inspired by high-end outdoor/military knives, the Everyday Carry Card follows the EDC credo of usefulness, minimalism, quality, and high versatility—all in a handheld package that consumes little space.

It is TSA-safe, $80 and, the makers stress, made of blade steel, not titanium, which is soft. Read the rest

Watch this Indian street vendor slice vegetables like a damn boss


I could literally watch this all day.

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High-carbon Japanese whale-shaped chef's knives and pencil-sharpening knives

The Shiroko High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Kujira Whale Utility Chef's Knife is available in four models (the Type B has some clever handle-stuff going on -- and the charming, hand-forged kids' pencil sharpening knives are now available in the US! Read the rest

Three stabbed in Ikea knife attack

Two are dead following the attack at an IKEA store in Vesteras, Sweden, an hour east of Stockholm. A third was seriously injured, according to Reuters.

"We found a man and a woman who had knife injuries and who later died of their wounds," local police said in a statement. The motive of the attack was unclear.

A 35 year-old man was seriously injured, Swedish television reported.

"He was brought in from the site of the incident with life-threatening injuries," Lena Moren, head duty nurse at Vasteras hospital, told the SVT public broadcaster.

The BBC adds that a man is in police custody, but no motive has been established.

Update: Bloomberg reports that the third victim is in critical condition and undergoing surgery. Read the rest

TSA's Instagram

The TSA's Instagram continues to be a real hoot. Below, see a grenade-shaped vape, comb daggers, and Batarangs! Read the rest

Real life Fruit Ninja!

A real life Fruit Ninja! (via Laughing Squid) Read the rest

Chrome skull knife-block

Monica Tsang's 2011 Skull Knife Stand sculpture appears to be a one-off, and not an object of commerce, and that is a silvery, skull-shaped shame. (via Kadrey) Read the rest

Whale-shaped, hand-forged, kid-friendly pencil-sharpening knives

These whale-shaped Kujira knives were created by Japanese blacksmith Toru Yamashita, who was asked to make a knife for children to sharpen pencils with. The result is a slightly blunt, kid-friendly tool that's whimsical, hand-forged and gorgeous. And as Core77's Kat Bauman points out, US residents can get this shipped in time for Christmas from Hand Eye Supply if they order by noon today (Dec 21). Read the rest

Fantasy knife: a skull-faced, many-bladed forearm scorpion

BladesUSA offers this 14.5" "fantasy knife" that really has it all: a skull with fangs, pincers, scorpionoid body-segments, a lethal-looking stinger (perfect for inadvertent self-blinding while scratching your nose), the whole package. It comes with a wall-mounted display, though why you'd ever take it off is beyond me. (via OhGizmo) Read the rest

Minimalist moneyclip pocket knife

I've been wanting something that'll be useful for crafting and boxcutting--where sharpness is a must--as well as general pocketknife duties. This model from Gerber, spotted by Uncrate, looks just perfect. It's genuinely pocketable, uses replaceable razors, and doubles as a moneyclip. I've ordered one--a $9.91 impulse buy at Amazon--and will report back when it arrives at the BB lair. [via Uncrate]

Update: there's an even cheaper Gerber for just $9 shipped, but it's a little larger. Read the rest

HOWTO make a very tiny kitchen knife

On EnglishRussia (and apparently ganked from a possibly defunct LiveJournal -- It looks like LJ had an outage earlier today), a wonderful detailed HOWTO for making the tiniest, most adorable kitchen knife you ever did see.

A kitchen knife may become an end in any argument… This knife is made on a scale of 1 to 12 from flat stained steel sheet 1.5 mm thick. Other elements are made of plastic and the clinchers are from aluminium wire 0.6 mm in diameter.The needed tools: a vise, 2 files, 3 broach files, abrasive paper of two types, a drill fixed on a vertical support – 1 set, a drill bit 0.6 mm, a piece of thick felt for polishing the handle, an extra wooden bar.

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