Japan's Kitasho Ltd. designed the scary-looking CHIC Frozen Food Knife for just one purpose... which as you can probably guess, is cutting and slicing frozen food. If you guessed “Klingon sidearm”, on the other hand, back away from the cutting board and repeat after me: “It's a good day to diet!”
Where were we? Ah, yes... You might think simply thawing out the food in question negates the need for such a specialized cutting tool; but think again: cutting foods like raw meat and seafood while frozen allows for more exact portion control, a cleaner cut, and less waste & mess on your cutting board.
Let's cut to the chase, if we may. The CHIC Frozen Food Knife features a 220mm (just under 9”) long stainless molybdenum steel blade. The total length of the knife including the compressed wood laminate handle is 350mm (14”).
We mentioned the double-edged defining characteristic of the knife and forthwith are the details. The knife's main cutting edge boasts a scalloped and serrated edge ideal for slicing fiber-rich foods such as ham, chicken or salmon. The design is basically self-cleaning and the edge can do double-duty slicing bread and thawed foods.
The back edge is more complex, displaying alternating lengths of saw-edged crosscut serrations that make short work of frozen ground beef or crab claws. Shouting “banzai!” isn't required while performing your cutting duties but it can't hurt either... knock on wood.
Last but not least, the knife's tip is forged into a beak-like prow that at the very least adds and extra note of Klingon esthetic into this devilishly nifty, high-performance kitchen knife. The CHIC Frozen Food Knife retails for 1,860 yen (around $24), which is quite reasonable all things considered. (via Gigazine)
Editor's Update: This exact knife may not be available in the U.S., but a similar frozen food knife is available. You can find it at Amazon here and at other retailers.