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Monday, September 25, 2006

Knife Tech

Above there are two examples of beautiful design and similar functions in low and high-tech fabrication techniques. On the left is one of Noa Bembibre's hand-carved glass knives. On the right, Spyderco's Poliwog pocketknife. Noa's represents a modern version of the first cutting implements ever created, the hand-formed flint knife. On the right, the Spyderco Poliwog represents the massive leap in design and fabrication that computer technology has afforded the human creative mind. Both achieve the simplest of tasks, cutting. Yet both do it with incredible thought and attention to detail. Unfortunately, only one is small enough to fit comfortably into a pocket.

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