Have you ever heard the saying “Diamond cuts Diamond?” That is from a fact that we had to use diamonds in order to cut diamonds because of the hardness, although humanity now possesses other means like laser beam.
But diamonds are only rocks if were not polished and processed. Remember the game of scissors-paper-rock, please. Rocks are destined to be worsted by paper. We can say, then, paper ranks higher than diamonds. So that saying must be “Paper cuts Paper.” What? Do you say that it is impossible for paper to cut paper? We are possible to do it using “Paper Made Paper Knife.”
"Paper Made Paper Knife"
Size: 179 mm × 35 mm × 4 mm
Weight: about 25 g
Price: 3,800 Yen plus Tax
Well, the form design truly bewitches us. That is a product which got Design Plus 2005 all over. The knives are made in Niigata, Japan although it might look like produced in Italy or so, by the way.
Processing laminated pulp fiber paper of high purity makes paper able to cut paper. It touches just paper, then. Light and solid, the knives are strong against frictional wear and shocks. It does not get rusty like usual knives, though it gets dull for ageing. Sandpaper will help.
The hard fiber itself was developed in the Meiji era, though it looks like something new. Called “Vulcanized Fiber,” it is used on the protective gear for the waist in kendo. It means that the knives possess history to a certain degree.
It looks like a leaf. That is not from an intention to make paper get back to leaves. The designer said the central part was inflated in order to keep the user’s gripping hand from sliding to the blade.