The higonokami knife was originally made in Japan starting in the late 1800s and is characterized by its lack of a locking mechanism and simple, protruding tang. The style was exceedingly popular in Japan until 1961 when blades were banned. Still, a few craftsmen carry on the tradition today. This is a collection of higonokami knives in a range of sizes that bring that tradition to your pocket. ... check it out
As if it's some sort of consolation for them delaying the mayhem another six months, Rockstar has released a bunch of new screens from the upcoming GTA 5. Even though the images themselves don't get us all hot and bothered, the idea of being able to rampage all over those locales when the game gets released does get ... continue reading
If you have a fear of heights, just turn off your monitor now. The Ukrainian daredevil, Mustang Wanted, has a few photos from his fearless life to share. Dude is insane. Check out these shots of him hanging from buildings with one hand, walking along narrow ledges, and being a general badass. HOW ARE YOU ALIVE??
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Here at Cool Material, any time we’re offered an exclusive preview of a new automobile, we’re intrigued. So when Lexus invited us to spend some time with the re-designed 2014 IS sport sedan, including an afternoon testing its mettle on a racetrack, we couldn’t say no. So after a packed flight, we found ourselves in Austin, Texas smack in the middle of the annual South by Southwest Music & Innovation festival ready to hop behind the wheel. ... continue reading
Jorge Oswaldo's work is made "by removing corporate logos from their original settings, and applying them in a different context, Oswaldo re-contextualizes their original meaning with a hypermodern framework." So, basically, he takes the corporate logos that you'd be able to recognize even while heavily hungover, ... continue reading