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‘Knife Kid’ Captures the Joy We All Experience with Knives

Viral videos are often lame, but every now and again a video permeates the knife community by perfectly capturing what we have known all along and what the world at large often forgets: knives are awesome.

Behold, the knife kid.

Welcome back. You undoubtedly watched that video at least five times in a row. It’s not your fault necessarily since some videos may be scientifically impossible to watch just one time.

Here’s the back story before we get into what I love about the video.

According to an interview with The Washington Post, 22-year-old Chelsey Ryan was hosting a party Labor Day weekend when she Snapchatted a video of her 5-year-old cousin who was being particularly rambunctious that day.

That’s when the hilarity ensued.

The boy named Jonathan — now dubbed the Knife Kid — is seen running around an above ground pool full of glee. When someone asks what he has, he says a knife with reckless abandon and keeps running. The comedic timing is impeccable.

Apparently, the boy had pickpocketed the knife from a relative and ran around with it while it was closed.

While most people probably love the video for its simple hilarity, knife enthusiasts likely love the video for a different reason: it perfectly encapsulates the sheer joy and madness we are filled with when we get a new knife in the hand.

The next time I get a knife, I’m surely going to yell “a knife!” in his intonation when my wife asks me what I have.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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  1. I’ve carried a knife since I was 8 (A Cub Scout knife). My mother bought me that knife. Obviously, she didn’t think an 8-yr-old carrying a knife everyday was that big of a deal. I still don’t know what all the fuss is about. It’s a 3″ knife, not Samurai sword.

  2. This is beyond stupid. There is nothing funny or comedic about a 5 year old running with a knife, and any responsible parent or knife enthusiast would think the same. What if the knife would have been open.

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