Types of Blades in a Lipstick Knife
Posted by Knives Deal on 6/7/2023
Many of us never really know what is going on in the world. I think that sometimes we forget that there are other countries besides our own, and people live different lives. When we search for information about something, like a “lipstick knife” on the internet, we don't always find what we want.
But to find out what one really is with a quick Google search does not give much information about this item. This can lead to being very confused about what this item actually looks like or where it came from in the first place so I've decided to use my time wisely and create an informational piece explaining exactly what this knife is and why you might find one around your house or office.
This knife is a sleek and convenient tool for the quick application of lipstick. It is designed to fit into the pocket, purse, or handbag and has been seen in advertising campaigns for popular brands like Estée Lauder and Maybelline. This tool is intended primarily for women because it does not include a sharp edge so it cannot be used as a weapon. However, there have been cases of men being arrested after having carried these devices at airports.
What is a Lipstick Knife?
A lipstick knife is a small pocket knife that is used for a variety of different tasks but mainly for the purpose of cutting or shaping plastic items. These cool knives are mainly used when working with objects that are made out of plastic. They are commonly found in the fields of engineering and manufacturing, especially when making toys and models, like rockets, race cars, etc.
When making these things, you will sometimes find them being made in factories where they're assembled by human hands. These hidden blade knives are also used in precision work, such as modeling and other construction goals. When used in these tasks, the knives are usually smaller than normal pocket knives. Given their size, they can easily be hidden or transported in your pocket.
These Knives come with a wide variety of functions to perform; the most popular being cutting and general use. These knives can be cut through dense materials such as plastic, foamboard, cardboard, and leather. The knife is sharpened along the entire body and edge of the knife with a chisel tip that allows for a simple yet effective way to remove what you need without destroying it.
The tip is attached to a double round saw that pulls the material but slowly in order to prevent any unwanted damage. The tip also allows you to smoothly and easily push or force the blade through the material so you can shape it as desired. This feature comes in handy when making models, especially when trying to make complex shapes by cutting out smooth plastic, such as gun parts.
Origins of Lipstick Knife
These knives are a type of safety razor, usually consisting of a handle with a small blade at the end. They come in various lengths and widths, with some featuring rubber or plastic handles. These tools were made popular by World War II-era women who could not find shaving cream, soap, or water to shave their legs and underarms.
The first lipstick knife was patented in 1894 by Fanny Farmer. It was originally marketed as "a woman's deodorant". These hidden blade knives became popular during the Great Depression in America because they were inexpensive and easy to use while saving money on soap and other necessary items like razors. Other than their origins, these knives were much like other safety razors. They were expensive and varied in quality and design.
The first knives had blades that were about 3 inches long with a plastic handle. In the 1930s, manufacturers began making them with genuine steel blades, but by the 1940s, most manufacturers used aluminum handles with brass fittings. The average length of a lipstick knife before the 1960s was between 4 1/2 and 6 inches. After World War II, when safety razors became widely available again in America, the popularity of these knives faded in favor of these new and more readily available products.
After World War II, most lipstick knives were made from aluminum rather than steel which was the material used for most safety razors. This was because women would not buy or use safety razors that had real steel rather than plastic handles.
Types of Lipstick Knife Blades
In his first use of a lipstick knife in the film The Shining, Jack Torrance uses a couple of these tools to off his wife and himself. This knife is designed for holding smaller items such as lipsticks and can be easily concealed under the lip.
These knives have also been used as weapons by individuals who skillfully conceal them inside their coat sleeves or pocket. If you're looking for a new way to carry your favorite lipstick, this tool will make the perfect addition! Here are several types that can help you decide which one best suits your needs:
- Double Edge Cutter
The Double Edge Cutter has two blades with opposing motion on one side of the cutting edge and a single motion on another edge. It is used to cut open pill capsules and blister packs, as well as other hard-to-open plastic containers.The Double Edge Cutter is named because it cuts on both sides of the blade. It has a slightly curved edge that allows the knife to be used by people with limited hand strength or dexterity. The Double Edge Cutter has two opposing blades used to cut open blister packs and pill capsules.
- Single Edge Cutter
The Single Edge Lipstick Knife includes one blade with a straight edge and one flat side for scraping and puncturing. This unique tool can be used for cutting open pill capsules, as well as scraping off the tops of tubes such as toothpaste or paint cans. Due to this knife's unique shape, it is sometimes called a "Pull Knife.”The Single Edge Knife is named because it cuts on one side of the blade. It has a slightly curved edge that allows the knife to be used by people with limited hand strength or dexterity. The Single Edge Knife includes one blade with a straight edge and one flat side for scraping and puncturing.This unique tool can be used for cutting open pill capsules, as well as scraping off the tops of tubes such as toothpaste or paint cans. Due to this knife's unique shape, it is sometimes called a "Pull Knife.”
- Multiple Edge Knife
The Multiple Edge Knife is used to pull the lids off of many different types of tubes including shampoo, medicine, and paint cans. The multiple blades are placed on a handle with a place to hold and control the tool. The Multiple Edge Knife is named because it cuts on both sides of the blade.It has a slightly curved edge allowing the knife to be used by people with limited hand strength or dexterity. The Multiple Edge Knife includes two blades used to pull off lids from boxes, bottles, or tubes. These knives can be used as weapons, but they are most commonly used as tools in industry.
- Serrated Blade Knife
The Serrated Blade Knife has a serrated edge that is designed for cutting items like cloth, rope, and sheets of paper. This knife can also be used in medical and dental settings for cutting bandages without causing the patient pain.
Benefits of a Lipstick Knife
A lipstick knife started out as a flavorless, bright pink disk not much different than the rest of the lipsticks in your makeup bag. Despite this, it's become one of the most talked about beauty hacks in recent years. Here is a detail of the uses and benefits of this knife:
1. Self Defense
This knife has many uses in a self-defense situation. The knife itself can be used as one of the self defense weapons against attackers. Although it is not as effective as other weapons, it can still inflict pain upon the attacker and leave them bleeding.Because of this, it's a great way to buy yourself some time to escape and get help. The lipstick can also be used as a distraction device. If you're able to remove the cap, then you can fill it with pepper spray or any other substance that can distract your attacker long enough for you to make your escape.
2. Cutting Small Ropes
In a bind, these knives can be used to cut small ropes holding you down. While I would not recommend this method for situations like getting out of handcuffs or zip ties, it could prove useful if you're tied to a fence or some other object.
3. Cutting Things You Can't With a Regular Knife
While this might seem like splitting hairs, these knives can actually cut things that other knives cannot. Specifically, they can cut small things like paper clips that could prove extremely useful in a survival situation.
4. Making a Fire Starter
If you need to start a fire, these knives can be combined with dry tinder and shaved down to create an extremely effective fire starter that is sure to light even when it's raining or snowing.
5. Good for Emergency Uses
If you're like me, these knives are just another great life hack for your kit. In a pinch, a lipstick knife can be used to cut the cord and does not require the use of anything else. In life, there are many problems that emerge and some can be solved in their entirety with the simple deployment of this knife.