18 Waits Slices Pretty Thick


Our lives are probably too twee to need a knife like this for anything real, but we could just use these old fashioned blades to open our Netflix and also those annoying plastic cases that are impossible to get off that surround new electronics. Either way, you'll feel all old-timey doing so. These handmade slicers are from 18 Waits, a Canadian company that outsources the help of a 65-year-old guy named James to collect deer antlers around his home in bluegrass Kentucky. James then whittles them into one-of-a-kind knives. It's technique straight out of a time when people had real uses for sharp daggers—and even if you don't, the romance of it all is still pretty sweet. After the jump, check out images of the antlers rendered into items a little less violent, like key chains.


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18 Waits Slices Pretty Thick