Designed by blacksmith Toru Yamashita in Japan’s Kochi-prefecture, these whale shaped knifes designed to compliment your daily desk needs with enough style to keep you dangerously well-prepared. In form of five different whales shape, these cute denizens of the deep are ready to gorge on pencils and envelope tops. At about $50 each the knives aren’t cheap, but it appears the whale shape is strangely perfect for small hands and the round-headed design enhance the safety. Made with high quality carbon steel, with the right care they would probably last a lifetime.
“Shadow of Knives“, an incredible series of carved silhouette sculptures created by Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo who intricate, precisely cut animals, humans, and skeletons rise from knives like shadows, leaving behind corresponding negative spaces in the blades. With the delicate appearance of the silhouettes belying the cold, hard metal from which they were carved, the sculptures contrast paper-thin fragility with razor-sharp toughness. The idea behind this series is to warn “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.”
Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set is one of the most Beautiful and Elegant Knives I’ve ever seen. This set of sculptural, nested knives is practical, durable and a work of art, which includes 4 knifes, a paring knife, a utility knife, a chef knife and a slicer. They all seem to be sculpted out of one piece of steel. The proportions are determined by the Fibonacci sequence with as it’s base the average width of a hand. To remove each knife, simply press down near the tip of the blade and lift knife away by the handle. If you are interested, you can find it on amazon.
WMF knife ads series is one of smart ads I ever saw. Its agency used a kind of humor exaggeration to display audience how sharp their knives can be.