Watch a Blacksmithing Patriot Forge a Knife Using Beer, Bacon, and Chips

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and chips to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again.

The bacon and chips were simply entombed in plastic resin to make the knife’s handle, but the knife’s blade was created by carburising iron using ground up Tums. To temper the resultant steel (the process that gives a knife its strength), the blade was then repeatedly heated and cooled using a pitcher of beer and chip oil.

Making one for yourself doesn’t look like a project for beginners, but it's still fun to look at. [YouTube via FoodBeast]