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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.

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

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

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

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Here are further details from Kaeding:

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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