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Did you lose one of the thousand-plus trivial pieces from your sick new dab kit? Is your state of the art twin-coil wax pen out of batteries? Do you only have the most minuscule of nugs to share between your five best pals?
Turn that frown upside down! You can always hot knife!
But what? You have never heard of hot-knifing? You are unaware of the world’s most perfect jury-rigging? Well sit back and let us share with you a quick story.
One winter back in ’79, or maybe it was ’73, Little Tom and his next-door-neighbor Little Caesar, were at home, with but one lonely weed nugget, but no rolling papers, no cans, no apples, no old tennis shoes, no fish tanks, no nothing, with which to fashion a bong.
Now how in the world were Tom and Caesar supposed to smoke their marijuana?
Tom went to the stovetop to boil some water for tea and a think. Two butter knifes happened to be leaning against the coil, and as the water bubbled, the knife-tips began to glow red hot. Caesar looked down and thought, What if we put our weed between the knife blades?
Caesar picked up the blades, dropped the nug onto one of the pair, and pressed the tips together. A gorgeous plume of smoke danced into the air. Tom, forgetting all about his tea, grabbed a paper towel tube and breathed in the miracle.
And voila! Hot Knifing was born!
The method has not changed over the years, because of its since-inception perfection. Two knives + a heating source + a makeshift funnel = simple joy. And here’s an easy step by step instructional guide for you to hot knife at home.
Step 1: Find two knives, preferably not grandma’s wedding silver, but, beggars can’t be choosers!
Step 2: Find a source of heat. A coil stovetop works best, but the practice has been done over a campfire, propane grill, or even with the help of a flamethrower.
Step 3: Heat the knives.
Step 4: Once very hot, take one knife and drop a nug, wax-dab, or shatter shard, onto the blade. Quickly press the other very hot knife over the weedy product, making a sort of sandwich, with the blades being the bread, the weed being the meat.
Step 5: When the smoke begins to rise, grab your makeshift funnel. This might be a paper towel roll, a 2-liter bottle cut and halved, or a straw. And inhale.
Step 6: Congratulations! You are awesome! And also likely a little bit high.
If this all seems overly complicated, and dangerous, but you still want to get down on some good vibes, cop yourself a Hot Nife pen, or two, and just inhale.