When it comes to purchasing goods and services with Bitcoin, the sky is pretty much the limit in one way or another. Whether you like to buy physical or digital goods or services, there is someone out there offering what you are looking for. But what if you wanted to buy a knife with Bitcoin? Or to be more precise, what if you want to own “The Cutting Edge of Money”?
“The Cutting Edge of Money” Bitcoin Knives
Bitcoin is often referred to as one of the most disruptive financial technologies we have seen in the past few years, and rightfully so. Some would even go as far as calling it “cutting edge technology”, which it should rather be the “cutting edge of money”. Knives4Bitcoin followed that same train of thought, and created two badass Bitcoin knives.
Both “The Cutting Edge of Money” Bitcoin knives are hand-crafted by a blacksmith, whom only used high quality steels and solid brass. On the handle of each knife, “The Cutting Edge of Money” text as well as a Bitcoin symbol have been engraved, giving both knives an extremely unique and gorgeous look. Each individual knife comes with its very own genuine leather sheath.
Not to mention, both of these Bitcoin knives are highly collectible, as they are the only ones made in the year 2014. In fact, each knife is a one-of-a-kind prototype, thanks to their slightly different backgrounds on the handle. One knife has a paisley abstract art background, while the other one has a digital circuitry background.
The Knives4Bitcoin team wants to point out that both of these Bitcoin knives are available for purchase with Bitcoin only, and they will not convert the transaction amount to fiat currency. To be more precise, they want to provide a reason to spend Bitcoin on something that is not available for fiat currency.
“The Cutting Edge of Money” Knife Specs
Total length: 9.75 inches
Blade length: 4.5 inches
Knife Weight: 13.5 ounces (this is a very HEAVY and SOLID knife)
Handle material: Solid Brass, engraved on both sides.
Steel type: Damascus made with 1095 high carbon steel and 15n20 steel
Damascus pattern type: Raindrop pattern (over 200 layers of steel)
Details: Vine Filework on Knife Spine (the top edge)
Sheath: Genuine leather. Included.
Handle with Care – Detailed Instructions
Every knife in existence is prone to rust, regardless of what material is used. However, as both of these knives are made out of high carbon steel, they do require a tiny bit of special care and handling. As you would come to expect, high carbon steel is a lot sharper than your average steel, but that has also a downside, as it requires oiling each and every time after you’ve used it.
Furthermore, the genuine leather sheath is prone to contain moisture (as do all leathers in general), so it is advised not to store “The Cutting Edge of Money” inside the sheath for long periods of time, other than while you use it. However, if you prefer to keep the knife inside the sheath, make sure “The Cutting Edge of Money” is oiled and sealed inside a plastic bag to avoid direct contact with the leather sheath.
“Recommended use is for hunting and skinning an animal. I do not recommend using this knife for cutting or chopping wood or other purposes that are not its use. The layers of steel have micro-serrations which are best at cutting through skin and animal flesh. Personally though I would keep it in mint condition and see what it’s worth some day, since these models are one-of-a-kind.”
Purchasing One or Both Bitcoin Knives
As these knives are one-of-a kind, they are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Detailed payment instructions can be found in this thread on Bitcointalk. International buyers are advised to check with the OP to make sure these items can be legally shipped to your country. Each knife is priced at 0.75 Bitcoin, which is quite a bargain for such a gem to be honest.