Knives are important, lifesaving tools that everyone should know how to use. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
More often than not, we see people completely misusing knives, swords, and axes in ways that not only make you scratch your head but also fear for their (and bystander’s) lives.
To help demonstrate how people shouldn’t use knives, we’re starting a new series of posts called #knifefails. These videos or images may involve bodily harm and property damage, so they aren’t always for the faint of heart. What all these videos do have in common is a lack of respect of blades.
We already have some posts in our archives that demonstrate irresponsibility with knives (including one last week in which a cohost on Fox & Friends threw an axe at someone), so we may revisit those in the future.
We’re kicking off things with a mild, but undeniably stupid knife fail.
A dude placed a whole watermelon on a cutting board on a glass patio table in his backyard as people excitedly waited for him to slice a watermelon in half with a large scimitar. He probably envisioned himself expertly slicing the melon in two, before serving it to the happy observers, who would be impressed by his sword-wielding capabilities.
Here’s what actually happened.
As you might expect, things didn’t turn out as planned (unless he planned to smash what looks to be a decently priced table).
What’s wrong with this picture? Well, if you’re planning on replicating the awesome Cold Steel test videos, you should probably start by using a solid but soft surface like a tree stump.
The moral of the story: If you think a few steps ahead of what might happen, you’ll generally avoid a #knifefail.