Artist’s Tools / Thai Knives

I know it might be stretching a bit to call kitchen knives ‘Artist’s Tools’.  But, I consider cooking an art, and I use some of these knives in the shop also.

I’ve spent years, and too much money, trying to find just the right kitchen knives.  And, now I have.  When I first came across them, I thought ‘how good can they be for this price.’ None of these knives costs more than $10!  But, then I thought about all those cooks there slicing and dicing their veggies, etc. and I bought a couple.  I’ve bought just about all they sell, including three of the one in the first photo.  I guarantee them!

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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