These Kitchen Knives Are Designed To Look Like Actual Samurai Swords

Would your meals taste better knowing that you made them using a samurai sword? Absolutely.

What started off as a crowd-funded campaign quickly became a success as the collaboration between legendary knife maker Sekikantsugu and Nikken Cutlery is now offering their samurai-inspired kitchen knives to the general public, Sora News reports.

The knives are based off a famous trio of famous Japanese shogun and swordsmen throughout history. This includes Edo period activist Sakamoto Ryoman, vice commander of the Shinsengumi police force Hijikata Toshizo, and Oda Nobunaga one of the greatest samurai warlords in the history of Japan.

Made with stainless steel, the knives are about 9.8 inches in length with the blade itself being about 5.5 inches. Sure they look like novelty kitchenware, but know that these handcrafted knives are extremely sharp and meticulously created for comfort and precision (much like samurai blades).

Should at least do the trick with some stubborn carrots.

You can buy them for about 7,700 yen each ($71.93 USD) here.

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This Machine Can Make ‘Cold Brew Coffee’ In Only 10 Minutes

Cold brew is a modern masterpiece. The cool version of coffee is typically made by steeping coffee grounds for a long period of time in cold water. While we’d love to drink as much cold brew as we can through the day, the tedious steeping process makes it harder to come by or is a tad too expensive for our wallets.

Prisma, new instant cold brew maker, may just have changed the chilled coffee game.


All you have to do is add your preferred ratio of ground coffee and water, press the start button and find something to do in the ten minutes it takes to brew your coffee. Typically, a decent cup of cold brew could take from 12 to 24 hours.

The process of making cold brew is sped up through use of a specialized vacuum infusion method.

Currently an Indigogo campaign, the project raised more than $135, 371 in backers at the time of publication. At 90 percent of its $150,000 fixed goal, it’s still got eight days left. A minimum backing of $279 will get you a model of the coffeemaker.

If we get one, we’ll probably save money making our own cold brew in the long run. Right?


This Anti-Gay Bakery Set Up A Funding Campaign To Pay Its Civil Fines And Got Shut Down


In 2013, Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed after the owners refused to make a same-sex wedding cake. The lesbian couple they turned away filed a civil complaint which stated that the bakery must also pay the couple $135,000 in emotional damages.

The bakery, now operated in the owners’ home, set up a GoFundMe page to help with the fines. Owners Melissa Kleine and her husband Aaron stated on their Facebook page that the fine will financially ruin the family as the business has no way to meet those numbers.

Sweet Cakes’ GoFundMe efforts raised a little more than $100,000, however, GoFundMe removed the campaign the next day. The crowd-sourcing site told CNNMoney that the campaign involved the defense of formal charges regarding heinous crimes, which prompted them to remove it entirely. These crimes included violent, hateful, or sexual acts.

The bakery responded to this on its Facebook page:

Evidently GoFundMe has shut down our GoFundMe page and will not let us raise any money. Satan’s really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!

GoFundMe is apparently still giving them the funds that already have been raised. Sweet Cakes has since started a new campaign on Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit Christian group.

The final decision of the case will be reviewed by the end of this year by the Oregon State Commissioner.

Photo: Sweet Cakes by Melissa