If knives were like exotic European sports cars, this ‘Tighe Breaker’ would be like a Ferrari with body panels hand-sculpted by Henry Moore and hand-painted by Pablo Picasso. Even though it is a knife, it can’t be understood as simply a cutting tool.
It’s a work of art that would cut like mad if it were ever required to. And, of course, it never will.
It isn’t the first Brian Tighe design that’s caught our eye, but in my opinion it’s the most stunning. This machine-striated blade appears to be etched with topographic lines that sculpt the oddly Heiroglyphic patterns within the damascus steel.
Just like a Moore-Picasso Ferrari, this Obscure Object Of Desire is fated to be a safe queen no matter who owns it. The striated blade would clog with cheese or sausage instantly if this were ever used as a picnic knife, and sharpening it has got to be an absolute bitch.
I know it’s not practical. It’s just beautiful.