Shank Shack is a sculptural project by designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams in which the duo sought to create 30 shanks in 30 days. Their handmade creations, each a unique specimen of craftsmanship, displays the many ways that ordinary materials can be transformed into lethal weapons. From a toothbrush fitted with a razored stainless steel blade to mirrored glass being attached to a piece of plywood with a pair of zip ties, the collection is frighteningly creative.
The project states: “Sharp, knifelike utensils have been made by humans for the last 2.6 million years. All cultures make use of a form of a knife and there are hundreds of types made from metal, plastic, stone, ceramic, glass and wood… These sharp utensil sculptures were made as an exercise in experimentation of connections and manipulation of proportions and materials. All pieces in the series achieve one goal and show the myriad of methods one could improvise to achieve that goal.”
The unique shanks are currently being sold through the designers' store, though most are already sold out.