Picture of Knife Games: 5-Finger Fillet
After a long days work or school we all need to relax a little right? Me to, and the best way to relax is to put yourself in a situation where if you don't relax, you may just lose a digit. Nothing can get you on your way to sleep like a little 5-Finger Fillet.

***WARNING: I am in no form responsible for any damage, loss of property, partial or total amputation of a digit or limb, or death from the use of the instructions herein. If you think this could be a bad idea (which it is) don't do it.***
Thank you.

Step 1: Pick a knife, any knife, hopefully its your lucky knife!

Picture of Pick a knife, any knife, hopefully its your lucky knife!
For this game you only need four things, a knife, two hands and a table. There are many knives laying about my lab and I grabbed the few closest to me. You should go with something you are comfortable with, personally I go with a fixed blade due to a bad folding blade accident back in Boy Scouts. Ever had a knife fold down into your hand? It's all personal preference or what you have on hand. For practice, I recommend an unsharpened pencil, eraser down or another non-harmful item.
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Singer4206911 days ago
Do it with a butter knife
jakeonian2 years ago
damn my dyslexia... etc**
jakeonian2 years ago
the real order is 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6-1-5-1-4-1-3-1-2 ect
or 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6-5-6-4-6-3-6-2-6 ect
ilpug4 years ago
im suprised you dont have more scars on your hands
dynikus5 years ago
1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1-2-3-etc is pretty easy after a while. What I usually do is 1-2-1-2-1-3-2-3-2-4-3-4-3-5-4-5-4-6-5-6-5-6-4-5-4-5-3-4-3-4-2-3-2-3-1-2-1-2-etc.
I find it more challenging. :]
jacob56805 years ago
I have the EXACT same blade for this game. XD
abadfart6 years ago
lol shotgun that DRP
lol, you whittle your desk?

i really want this knife...
I have a ka-bar, this one. its cool
you need a standard issue Marine ka-bar, my dad's is from the Vietanam era. Its a classic and he keeps it for service.
shadymilkman (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
The good ol ka-bar. I want one too now that you mention it, but its a bit too pricey for my income/expenses. Hopefully all this education will pay off, but in the meantime, I can dream of a future with bigger and better knives.
ha ha, yeah... hopefully i can get one for christmas... retail price is 60 dollars on a full size. 40 on a short. the full size is over kill, but i still love it... if only they made a foliage green short blade. i would totally buy that myself...
PKTraceur6 years ago
Can I get a video? -PKT
lobo_pal6 years ago
So funny, especially the last step. Nice instructable.
haha. i learned this by using a pen. takes away most of the danger. then you gain skill and can do it with a blade.
Noodly0ne6 years ago
I have two of the same model "gopher knives"! Also from my grandfather! Weird... Nice instructable too, i like the 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6-1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6-1 method myself.
those are pretty common...
shadymilkman (author)  Noodly0ne6 years ago
Some of the best knives i own are from my grandparents. Sentimental value plus they are usually made well.
Ph3nomin0n7 years ago
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smeeves7 years ago
my favourite is 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 5 1 4 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 3 and so on and so on. i can go realllllly fast with a pencil eraser, with a knife or anything sharper it gets stuck in the table a bit (or alot) everytime....
Hitman30007 years ago
I tried this game, it is actually pretty relaxing. The trick is to relax when you go to stab and your fine
bowmaster7 years ago
This can be considered a form of meditation because you have to be aware of your body.
lilgrandad7 years ago
ur nuts man :)
shadymilkman (author)  lilgrandad7 years ago
My nuts! How did you see them?
2H2H7 years ago
I did this and had to get stitches. it felt tingly :-)
shadymilkman (author)  2H2H7 years ago
ah, you probably could have used more practice.
TheSaneOne7 years ago
For real relaxation, try upgrading the 1-to-6-and-back-again routine with a more random approach: 1-3-2-4-6-2-3-1-5-etc... The trick here is that you must decide which slot to place the knife, on the fly. The mind, being indecisive, may sometimes "split the difference" and place the knife squarely between two slots. This is the routine I use for personal relaxation. Also, place your hand over someone elses hand and try. It's a "trust builder".
Charles IV7 years ago
My Dad and i used to play this but instead he called it mumbly-peg. I don't know why
Indeed. It is a totally different game which involves you flipping the knife off of parts of your body and making the knife stick into the ground/sand. My dad use to play it at school for money. He was a pro no-lifer :\
shadymilkman (author)  Charles IV7 years ago
Mumbly-peg is a different game actually. It involves throwing knives as close to your foot as possible. I plan on posting an instructable on that as well as soon as i get time and the ground will thaw out.
InventorD7 years ago
You are scary O.O
shadymilkman (author)  InventorD7 years ago
Scary is relative. That being said, I have unintentionally scared people before, mostly females late at night in parking lots, without even saying or doing anything creepy. Just walking to my car.
okay now your really creeping me out....D:<
shadymilkman (author)  InventorD7 years ago
*Sigh* Just live a day in the life of a "creepy" person and see how it is. Not fun, people stare. I'm a good person, I'm even a volunteer firefighter but people still don't see past the long hair and large build. Go figure.
i do this at school with my pencl. it scares people.
cubemonkey7 years ago
I totally thought of "Aliens" too. nice Instructable though.
bobbyk8817 years ago
I miss the table and fingers and I stab my wrist because my hand shakes to much.
I like the top knife in the picture in step 1. Just kidding. That's the laptop, haha. Nice job, I like how you put Instructables on your laptop during the Instructable.
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