Man Creates A Fully Functioning Kitchen Knife Out Of Men’s Underwear
A knife is a tool with a cutting edge or blade attached to a handle. Knives serve various purposes but one of the most common use of this tool is food preparation. Majority of manufactured knives uses carbon steel for their blades while other are made out of ceramics or even plastics.
But can you imagine a knife being crafted out of cloth? An artist and youtuber made a fascinating video clip on how to create this cutting tool out of cloth, particularly using men’s underwear.
The video starts off with the man showing the materials he’ll using to create the the cutting tool: a couple of 100% cotton underwear and briefs made from 92% nylon and 8% polyurethane.
He then cut the five pieces of underwear into strips before pressing with a cast iron pan heated up to about 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit).
The nylon-polyurethane materials bind together after being heated, while the cotton remains pliable. He then folds these two types together and heats layer upon layer until it is thick and firm.
After hardening the underwear, he then traces a shape of a knife on top of the hardened cloth.
He then cuts an outline off and polishes the sides.
The man then uses a few sandpaper to make the blade smooth, and a whet stone to sharpen it.
The finished product looks surprisingly like a real blade.
The YouTuber puts the blade to the test by trying to cut several items including meat, paper, and a tough cucumber.