Lock Thy Knife and Throw Away the Key

Wait a minute there is no key involved here in the Knife Locker. Apparently the knife itself is the key. It locks into position with a 270-degree counterclockwise turn and kick starts the UV sterilization process. Ready for the next use, bright and shiny! That sleek house will look good on any kitchen counter, what do you think?

Designer: Min Seong Kim

41 Comments

  • Barranoid says:

    Nice idea. However I'm pretty sure that MY baby would be able to turn and therefore "unlock" the knifes as soon as it'll be able to reach stuff on the counter. So without some true lock it would be pretty useless.

  • Barranoid says:

    Nice idea. However I'm pretty sure that MY baby would be able to turn and therefore “unlock” the knifes as soon as it'll be able to reach stuff on the counter. So without some true lock it would be pretty useless.

  • Jack.Ye says:

    I like this design. Good idea!

  • Jack.Ye says:

    I like this design. Good idea!

  • kinjig says:

    Good idea!

  • kinjig says:

    Good idea!

  • J. Yeh says:

    how do we deal with knives with wider blades? say…a cleaver

  • J. Yeh says:

    how do we deal with knives with wider blades? say…a cleaver

  • Unfortunately thought, it spells "babies" in the plural form :) Other than that, real sharp idea – congrats! :)

    • We have to apologize for foreign designers. English is usually a second or third language for them. We didn't create these renders.

  • Unfortunately thought, it spells “babies” in the plural form :) Other than that, real sharp idea – congrats! :)

    • We have to apologize for foreign designers. English is usually a second or third language for them. We didn't create these renders.

  • jotpe says:

    Childrens are little people :) Not idiots like some think. I know that any lockers for they dosn't work. 1, 2 max. 3 tests and… all is clear :) Checked empirically… Many times…
    Friendly greetings :)

  • jotpe says:

    Childrens are little people :) Not idiots like some think. I know that any lockers for they dosn't work. 1, 2 max. 3 tests and… all is clear :) Checked empirically… Many times…
    Friendly greetings :)

  • Jack, Has Standards says:

    Exceptionally unuseful.

    And what a poor choice to feature on your blog.

  • Jack, Has Standards says:

    Exceptionally unuseful.

    And what a poor choice to feature on your blog.

  • Has nobody stopped to consider that the main point of this is to sterilise the blades, keeping your children safe from viruses and bacteria etc and that the locking feature is so you don't pull the blades out when they are being sterilised and possibly damaging yourself with the UV rays.

  • Has nobody stopped to consider that the main point of this is to sterilise the blades, keeping your children safe from viruses and bacteria etc and that the locking feature is so you don't pull the blades out when they are being sterilised and possibly damaging yourself with the UV rays.

  • Jon says:

    Wow there is some hate here. I think that this is a great concept and the lock could easily be made childproof by adding some sort of push and twist feature like on medicine caps. Come on, this is a website for creatives and everyone is getting caught up on how it "wouldn't work". Concept is there, nice renderings, well displayed.
    @Jack – since when is keeping a sanitary kitchen while protecting our children from harm "exceptionally unuseful"?

  • Jon says:

    Wow there is some hate here. I think that this is a great concept and the lock could easily be made childproof by adding some sort of push and twist feature like on medicine caps. Come on, this is a website for creatives and everyone is getting caught up on how it “wouldn't work”. Concept is there, nice renderings, well displayed.
    @Jack – since when is keeping a sanitary kitchen while protecting our children from harm “exceptionally unuseful”?

  • Moosh says:

    Where to buy.

  • Moosh says:

    Where to buy.

  • minsung says:

    Who's follower?

  • minsung says:

    Who's follower?

  • the idea itself is not that bad, especially the hygienic part, but one thing keeps me questioning: has the concept designer never done the counterclockwise-270-degree-twist-motion in his head?! seriously, try it yourself. your wrist and elbow will tell you that’s not a natural move. doing a 90 degree clockwise turn is much more comfortable. sorry if this sounds negative, but before you go through the process of rendering and coming up with a presentation you should first go through all the basic functions of your design and make sure it makes sense that way.

    cool nonetheless.

    • vogelcube says:

      That's probably a safety feature a la childproofing. 270 degree turn is fairly unnatural, but my 5 year old has already mastered the 90 degree turn to open doors. If this was produced with only a 90 degree turn, I probably wouldn't buy it.

  • the idea itself is not that bad, especially the hygienic part, but one thing keeps me questioning: has the concept designer never done the counterclockwise-270-degree-twist-motion in his head?! seriously, try it yourself. your wrist and elbow will tell you that’s not a natural move. doing a 90 degree clockwise turn is much more comfortable. sorry if this sounds negative, but before you go through the process of rendering and coming up with a presentation you should first go through all the basic functions of your design and make sure it makes sense that way.

    cool nonetheless.

    • vogelcube says:

      That's probably a safety feature a la childproofing. 270 degree turn is fairly unnatural, but my 5 year old has already mastered the 90 degree turn to open doors. If this was produced with only a 90 degree turn, I probably wouldn't buy it.

  • Phuqa says:

    Not bad but by buying the system you are also forced to buy the knives that come along with it. The bolster on the knives shown are really thin, quality knives have much larger bolsters and will not fit. Not sure on the need for constant UV sterilising either, efficient cleaning handles that need. Functionality is lacking too, the device takes up a lot of area and might be better suited if it was a vertical design. No use as a safety ‘lock’ either, any retard who leaves sharp stuff around a baby needs their head examined as kids are naturally curious and will explore…even more so if it has nice blue lights on it.

  • James says:

    To all the people saying dangerous – this is certainly safer than a traditional knife block!

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