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For me, using a knife is a two-handed job. I use the Knife Assistant to provide a flat surface on the back of almost any knife to push against it more comfortably. It also keeps the knife more controllably vertically aligned for nice straight slices.
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Infill: Solid or nearly solid so that it is strong
Updated 6/20/12: Knife Assistant (Repaired).stl is cleaned up a little and should print better on more finicky machines.
Slip on to back of knife near handle. Hold knife handle firmly and push straight down on Knife Assistant to chop easily through most vegetables.
This is scaled for larger knives. For smaller knives, try scaling it down a little. Always be sure your print is solid and strong before trying it on a knife!
Knife Assistant may slide depending on size of blade and scale of print. Be careful!
Never use the Knife Assistant on or near the sharp end of the knife. It may slip off and cause injury!
Never put on sharp side of blade. Only put on back as pictured.
Knife Assistant by ThePlanetMike is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure ThePlanetMike would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!