If you are a fan of the Awe Me channel, then you already know that for their series Man at Arms, master swordsmith and renowned propmaster, Tony Swatton, forges cool weapons and then takes them into the field to try them out.
Cutting implements have been around since the Stone Age, but this is the first knife that I’ve seen that seeks to replicate the experience of using a flint tool. The simple design allows for multiple uses in the kitchen.
As a manly man, I’m not big on jewelry. No necklaces here. Well, not unless they were of an eagle or something – with a fresh kill in it’s claws. No rings. Nothing. But I would wear the Man Ring in a heartbeat.
USB ports will immediately surrender when you threaten them with Benchmade’s Bali-USB drive. Not only does it look like a balisong – aka butterfly knife – you can also flip and twirl it around, minus the risk of being stabbed.
Belt buckles are getting crazier and more creative, and the Belt Buckle Flask and Arcade Coin Slot Belt prove this point. Something that’s still novel but on the more serious side is the Belt Buckle Knife.
Forget tiny little pocket knives. This Batarang Pocket Knife steps things up a notch. It’s the kind of pocket knife that Batman himself would carry. Well, it comes in several bright colors that would appall The Dark Knight and his design sensibilities, but otherwise these Batarang knives look pretty awesome.
Our technology is so advanced that we are now automating expressions. UK bread maker Warburtons recently introduced the Toastie Knife, a prototype self-heating butter knife. If I was Desmond Miles, I’d prefer this over the hidden blade.
You can easily find instructions to make your own Assassin’s Creed-style hidden blade, but if you don’t have the skills to put one together, check out this life-sized replica by prop maker NECA. It’s not made from steel, but I think we can all agree that that’s a plus.
Are you a sharp dresser who isn’t sharp enough? Well, how about some real blades on your cufflinks? These cufflinks don’t just look like pocket knives, they are actually real mini pocket knives. At 7/8″ closed, they’re barely larger than the buttonholes they’ll be securing.
The first time I saw (and used) a spork was because it was included in the bowl of instant noodles that I was eating for dinner. It was a clever design, but I didn’t find it the most useful thing in the world because I had a hard time forking the noodles and an even harder time spooning the soup.
There are seemingly thousands of different multitools on the market, but I can never decide which one I should buy. Now, my decision might have just gotten easier, thanks to Gerber’s Steady Tool, which adds a handy tripod to their latest pocket-sized tool.
Assassins Creed fan and YouTube user Angelegend made a DIY Assassins Creed arm blade, just like the one in the game. It was created using some simple components, like a drawer slide bracket, along with some other modifications.
I’m somewhat anal about keeping my MacBook Pro clean and pristine, but that didn’t stop Mochrom from using his MacBook Air to prepare food. He basically uses his MacBook Air as a kitchen knife. What will the Japanese think of next?
Sushi chef Okitsugu Kado is an avid practitioner of Mukimono – carving fruit and vegetables into attractive shapes for use as decorative garnishing. He’s also a Star Wars fan and is a member of a Japanese Star Wars fan club.
I would imagine in a zombie invasion DIY geeks are going to be a sought after addition to any still-living crew looking to beat back the undead. This dude is going to have to redefine his machete-chunking slingshot though before the zombie apocalypse comes.