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NeoLithic by Matthias Kaeding

New York designer Matthias Kaeding has designed a pair of ceramic cooking knives inspired by Stone Age tools.


The NeoLithic project is the result of Kaeding's research into archaic forms and low-tech design.


Kaeding claims the caveman-inspired knives are just as good at chopping, cutting, scraping, mincing and scooping as contemporary knives.


These images are renderings and full-size models to explain the concept.


Here are further details from Kaeding:


NeoLithic - Ceramic Cooking Knives

Cooking knives have evolved over thousands of years to become specialized in shape, precision and functionality, creating the need for a variety of designs that seem to have different purposes.


NeoLithic knives are inspired by the shape of Stone Age tools for a more back-to-basics approach to chopping, cutting, scraping, mincing and scooping.


Many of the knives kept in museums are still sharp and work perfectly well today thanks to their utilitarian shape and material.


The knives can be turned to allow for a sharp or blunt blade and are manufactured in ceramic – the modern refinement of stone – giving them the edge over their Bronze Age cousins.