Cutlery that you can use to make, and be, your dinner.

If you’re serious about cooking, you’ll no doubt want to stock your kitchen with a selection of specialized knives. In addition to a general-purpose chef’s knife, a bread knife, paring knife, and boning knife are all must-haves.

So when we heard about this video from Japanese YouTuber Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami, in which he shows off a pair of pasta knives, we thought maybe he was highlighting a little-known class of cutlery used for slicing large sheets of lasagna. But nope, this is the same man who demonstrated how to make a knife out of dried fish, and once again he’s swapping steel for food, as his pasta knives aren’t knives for pasta, but knives made out of pasta.

As if making a pasta knife wasn’t already an astounding display of ingenuity, Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami has actually devised two different methods to do so. In the first, he takes dried pasta, sticks it in a blender, sifts the powder into a bowl, and adds water and some extra flour, Next he rolls the mixture into a flat sheet, vacuum seals it, cuts it into the shape of a knife, bakes it in the microwave, and lets it dry for a week.

Once the knife is dried and hardened, it’s on to Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami’s extensive collection of whetstones, which he uses to sharpen the blade’s edge and tip.

▼ Sharpening the knife

Before testing it, though, Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami makes a second, more aesthetically pleasing pasta knife. This time, he starts by making a silicone mold in the shape of a regular metal knife into which he pours the pasta batter, as shown at the queued-up point in the video below.

▼ Filling the mold

Once again, he vacuum seals, microwaves, and dries the knife, which ends up with cleaner lines than his initial attempt.

And with that, it’s finally time to test out the knives. First up is slicing some tomatoes, which the video shows presents no problem at all.

▼ The sound when Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami taps on the blade with his fingernail shows how incredibly hard it is.

The second test, stabbing through a box, isn’t as directly applicable to cooking, but shows that the knives’ tips are sturdy enough to not break should you burn whatever you’re cooking and need to take out your frustrations on some nearby cardboard. Similarly, a plastic bottle filled with water is no match for their sharpness.

▼ Box and bottle tests

And finally, to cap this surreal series of sights, Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami tosses one of the knives into a pot of boiling water, cooks the pasta, and eats it with a side of cheese sauce.

▼ So not only is the knife cool, it’s 100-percent recyclable.

Of course, Attoteki Fushinsha no Kiwami could have saved himself all that trouble just by picking up a couple of knives at the 100 yen store, but eating your cutlery leaves you with one less thing to wash when your meal is done.

Source: YouTube/圧倒的不審者の極み! via IT Media
Images: YouTube/圧倒的不審者の極み!