7.27.2009

De-Evolution



These Neo-Neolithic knives were designed by Matthias Kaeding. They are meant to reference ancient stone tools, with the modern consideration of material and design.
There is no doubt that ceramic knives are the best. They can be sharpened to a finer degree and will hold an edge better than metal. Metal knives, develop what is called a wire, where the metal on the edge wears into a ribbon, that reduces cutting ability. Where as ceramic knives don't wear.



The real question is the handling. Can a knife like this be used as well as a modern knife? I will admit that I am pro-evolution. In that, I believe that things have evolved (Like handles on knives) happen and become the standard, because they work better that previews variations.
Still an interesting object.


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I must thank Mrs. Rose, because she found these.

5 comments:

Michael Kline said...

These are beautiful. If the blade is sharp, cutting if effortless and holding the knife isn't a problem. The problem with most of my knives is that they're not sharp so I have to use more pressure. Besides these would be fine for skinning your prey!

;-)

Matthew Katz said...

Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen, and eat your vegetables.
All the advice we don't want to hear.
We have some really nice knives, and the sharpening makes all the difference.
Some day we will get some ceramic ones.

I'm not much of a hunter, so I'll leave the skinning up to you.

Michael Kline said...

I just need to take the time, for both, veggies and sharp knives. The only thing I've skinned would be the chicken I buy from the grocery store. ;-)

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I love these knifes! I tried making one myself and succeeded only to drop it on the floor during the maiden run. I did manage to cut some meat very thin right before it flew out of my hand.

I'm kinda clumsy at times ....

Love your blog! Thanks for adding me to your list!

Natalie

Matthew Katz said...

Hi Natalie,
My sister in Law asked me if I could make one of these. I told her I didn't dare.
I hear you on clumsy. I shouldn't be in Ceramics. I'm the bull in the china shop.
As I tell Mrs. Rose,
"I'm the reason we can't have nice things!"