Basic Knives


basic knives

By Bruce Eaton

Anything but simple, the Basic Knives collection is a design by Caroline Noordijk that brings tons of functionality and increased productivity into the kitchen. Utilizing the flat, empty surface of the blade, Caroline incorporates other kitchen tools into the knife. This eliminates having to switch tools and saves time. Having a peeler, grater, zester, or a measuring spoon in my hand at the same time as the knife would do wonders for speeding up my dinner prep time.

No word on price or availability as it is a design, but surely someone will pump these out some time soon. If only they could make a knife that can also cook a steak or at least has an iPod in it. Really by now I would think that someone would have already done that.

[Basic Knives] VIA [Yanko Design]

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A graduate of Colgate University, Bruce is one of the elite Henro or pilgrims who have completed the 900 mile 88 Temple Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan by means of foot power, a feat (no pun intended.... ok maybe alittle) which is no laughing matter. He not only finished this task with a crippling leg injury but he has attained enlightenment according to the monks on Koyasan. Currently the 23 year old is living in San Antonio where he spends his time working as a Data Analyst but also trying to accomplish his next great challenge, drinking all 200 beers at the Flying Saucer. Having recently married his long time friend from college and seen as nuts for doing so, Bruce relishes his life and hot dogs generously. KANPAI!!


  1. Knives function best as knives. I’d never feel comfortable flipping my chef’s knife around and using it as a grater or a peeler. I can’t even tell what that one with the salt is doing.

    Ten out of ten for inventiveness, but minus several million for such unsafe and potentially unsanitary design.

  2. Nice Package: Basic Knives…

    The top side of the standard kitchen knife has gone empty for far too long. The photos above illustrate the briliance of these new “Basic Knives,” which not only chop, but peel, zest, mince, and massage. While we are……

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  4. Basic Knives by Caroline Noordijk…

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