March 2nd, 2011

World’s First Steak Knife?

Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t see cutting my ribeye with that. But maybe I’m a little more evolved than our ancestors who used this.

But just a little.

This tiny piece of flint is thought to have been among the first steak knives used around 200,000 years ago in Israel. They found it surrounding a fire containing animal bones.

It’s amazing to think we’ve gone from that teensy bit of rock to this . . .

And I am so thankful, too, because I’m impatient as it is when I’m eating my steak. The thought of spending hours just cutting it up makes me, well, hungry.

Read the entire interesting article about this historical find here. But don’t throw away your steak knives. You’ll wanna keep those.

Top photo courtesy Ran Barkai via

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