Steak knife made from hardened wood is 3 times sharper than steel

A steak knife made from a new form of hard wood was able to slice through meat with ease

By experimenting with alternative methods of wood processing, scientists have come up with a new hardened form of the natural material that can be fashioned into sharp knives and sturdy nails. The team reports the resulting knives are nearly three times sharper than a standard dinner table knife, and can even be thrown into the dishwasher after use.

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Category: Materials, Science

Tags: Wood, Knife, Materials, University of Maryland

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