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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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Origami Towel Folds Into the Shape of a Goosepimply Chicken

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For those days when you can’t decide whether you want to dry your dishes or fold some origami, the creative masterminds at Alt Group have devised a solution: a tea towel that can be folded into the shape of (wait for it . . . . . .) a raw chicken.

Taxi shared the creation, which comes printed with intricate origami-like folding instructions. The cotton towel (pale pink in color, completing the look of a goosepimply, bald bird body) was designed specifically for a Fisher and Paykel sales conference, so it’s not available for purchase. But origami nerds and extreme chicken fans take heart—with some relatively simple instructions, any towel can be folded into the shape of a chicken.

In the long line of awesomely useless kitchen accessories, the raw chicken tea towel is just one more thing you didn’t know you needed. You’re welcome.

H/T + PicThx Taxi

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This Mold-Detecting Bowl Saves Your Fruit, Bananas Everywhere Rejoice

fruit bowl detects moldIt’s hard to know when fruit is at its peak. One day, it’s solid and unripe. The next, it magically transforms into mush. Wait too much longer and you’ll have blue fuzzy mold on your hands, or worse, buzzy fruit flies.

Offering a solution to wastefulness, design student Jagjit Chodha created a fruit bowl that detects mold before it grows. The bowl’s attached sensors detect elevated levels of ethylene (gas emitted as fruits mature or “ripen”), and a light on the sensor will tell you when to hurry up and eat those puppies before they go bad.

This handy fruit container was created for the Made In Brunel Show at London’s Brunel University. While it’s not available for sale, we sure hope to see it on shelves someday. Until then, we’ll have to rely on our good ol’ guessing skills to know the average life span of a banana.

H/T + PicThx Mashable

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Star Trek Cookie Cutters Are More Fun Than Tribble Sex

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Show off at your next Klingon party with these snazzy Star Trek cookie cutters. You’ll be the envy of all your Trekkie buddies when you bust out this sweet space swag. Available in your favorite intergalactic silhouettes, these kitchen gadgets include the classic Vulcan salute, Federation, U.S.S. Enterprise, Klingon Empire and Phaser shapes.

Yes, it’s one of those ultra-nerdy things you secretly want but are reluctant to buy lest your non-Trekkie friends find out. Newsflash: Nerdy is the new cool. Haven’t you ever watched Spiderman? There’s nothing sexier than scrawny boys who can serenade you with Einstein’s theory of relativity. Sigh, swoon.

Trust us, you’ll have all the green Orion hotties fawning over you in no time.

Qapla!

Star Trek Cookie Cutters, available for $19.99 on Think Geek.

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Via Incredible Things

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Tetris Salt and Pepper Shaker

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Recently Tetris celebrated its 25th anniversary as the most popular puzzle game every played. A fan of the game must have liked the game so much that she wanted a piece of it in her house. Therefore she created Tetris block Salt and Pepper shakers. The ‘P’ shape is a pepper grinder, the ‘S’ shape holds salt and the ‘T’ stores any other spice you might want to put on your meal. (Thx Incrediblethings)