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Famous Murders Cutlery Set

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This set of 12 attractive knives, ranging from large to small, bread to pairing, fillet to turkey etc is licensed to show the approximate details of a range of famous murders.

Knife 3 for example - a 12" Butcher knife is a replica of the same weapon used in the Manson family slayings. At about 9 inches on the blade, an engraved mark shows the depth to which the similar blade was inserted into Sharon Tate's belly. At 6 and a half inches there is another notch indicating how far OJ Simpson's knife managed to reach on repeated insertions.

As you use each knife, you can imagine the scenario to which the same utensil was probably used.

Details of the desert spoons are a little more obscure, but equally as interesting.

benfrost, Apr 28 2005

Here is an appropriate rack for them http://www.vicevers...intItemID,1447.html
[krelnik, Apr 28 2005]

may as well http://www.disease....view.asp?prodId=623
get a bad taste plate to match. [neilp, Jan 30 2006]

Cornelia Parker http://www.dameliot...rt.asp?art_code=104
Shared Fate [xenzag, Jul 04 2006]


       Dark. Very dark. Apologies for the straight-faced rebuttal of a joke, but I went to Wikipedia to educate myself about Sharon Tate's death and consequently am not in the mood to find this funny.
david_scothern, Apr 28 2005

       The scenarios would be embossed on these steel 'canvasses'.   

       Imagine how vegetables on the cutting board would see this.
mensmaximus, Apr 28 2005

       A special Lizzie Borden axe version would look interesting on the countertop.
bristolz, Apr 28 2005

       Unappealing idea. And I'm not paying extra for the Dian Fossey machete set.
normzone, Apr 28 2005

       But the Lorena Bobbett paring knife might be a good conversation piece.
bristolz, Apr 28 2005

       You could extend the range to include Celebrity Death Furniture, allowing you to perch atop precarious toilets, slumber within a darth-bed, malignant coffee tables and foreboding TV arials.
zen_tom, Apr 28 2005

       Could all the knives have a little picture of the murderer or the victim on the handle?   

       This is dark and scary - I like it!
froglet, Apr 28 2005

       You should stay way from recent murders—too much emotional charge. How about the murder of Marat in a bath during the French revolution, or Caesar by Brutus et al?
ldischler, Apr 28 2005

       Dark, gory, and repulsive it may be, but there's no denying the commercial potential of this concept. May not be half-bakery material based on the fact that it's such a practical, do-able product.
Soterios, Apr 28 2005

       this could be extended to hostpital wear and we all know who those would belong to
toomer34, Jan 28 2006

       michael jackson?
benfrost, Jan 30 2006

       [Krelnik] I saw that very knife rack on sale in a shop in Sydney the other day.
neilp, Jan 30 2006

       More interesting than funny, but they would definitely sell. Pair them with white tea towels featuring printed on blood spatters.
wagster, Jan 30 2006

       nice idea wagster. would definitely make for a lively dinner party.
benfrost, Jan 30 2006

       I think this has just gone bit to far!
EvilPickels, Jan 30 2006

       //a lively dinner party// Served with a nice Chianti...slurp slurp slurp....
Minimal, Jan 30 2006

       Care for some fava beans to go with that wine?   

       Perhaps a famous murdered hardware set would be better. Crowbars, tire irons, hacksaws, etc.
ye_river_xiv, Jul 01 2006

       Just wait til Ron Popeil gets ahold of this idea! 39 piece set of full tang knives, includes Chinese cleaver, poultry shears (whole other murder concept [mensmaximus]!), sharpener, and complete Bobbit set of steak knives... All for just 3 easy payments of 33.33 each! And wait, There's More™! Set of completely blood-stained dish towels and special offer OJ Simpson carving gloves, also with the exclusive Popeil blood stains.
bobzaguy, Jul 04 2006

       Careful with that axe, Eugene.
methinksnot, Jul 04 2006

       Reminds me of piece of work by Cornelia Parker, one of my favourite artists, called Shared Fate, where she cuts a series of objects with the same guillotine blade that was used to sever Marie Antoinette's head. The Cutlery Set is a class idea and a hard act to follow +
xenzag, Jul 04 2006

       "Why a spoon, cousin?"   

       "Because it HURTS more!"
strange606, Jul 04 2006

       Shared Fate :: Sharon Tate. sounds like a cryptic clue from a devious serial baker xenzag
benfrost, Jul 05 2006

       The end of the blade could be "browned" by using ammonia, nitric acid and gallic acid. Allow to dry in between.
Ling, Jul 06 2006

       Knives have a bad enough image in some places.
Knife Knut, Feb 12 2019

       Sp. paring, dessert
pertinax, Feb 12 2019


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