Knife Games: 5-Finger Fillet




Intro: 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!

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.

Step 2: Your Hand. Use It and Possibly Lose It.

I am right handed so I will be putting my left hand on the line. Who really needs both anyway? Basically the spaces around your hand are numbered, starting with the space to the right of your thumb (1), the space between your thumb and index finger (2), so on until you reach the space to the left of your little finger (6). The pictures can explain it much better.

Step 3: The Game, Finally.

Grip your knife firmly in your dominant hand, serial killer stab style and put the point down in the spaces previously outlined starting with 1-2-3-4-5-6 and back from 6-5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1... onward forever just like the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends. Some people like to call out the numbers as they go but most family would find it unsettling to be woken up in the middle of the night by you screaming "1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1" at the top of your lungs, wielding a knife at your desk.
Simple enough. Start off slow and see how fast you can get without actually stabbing yourself. Remember the simple rule stabbing yourself=BAD. Say it with me 'stabbing yourself = BAD.' Nicely done now get out there and impress some girls with your knife wielding ability.



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    49 Discussions


    4 months ago on Step 3

    >Nicely done now get out there and impress some girls with your knife wielding ability.
    Excuse you, maybe girls also wants to play this.


    2 years ago

    Your spelling and punctuation are rather poor, you can't spell 'too' and 'it's' properly. This is Instructables, not bad-grammar competition.


    3 years ago

    Do it with a butter knife


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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


    7 years ago on Introduction

    im suprised you dont have more scars on your hands


    8 years ago on Step 3

    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. :]

    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.

    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...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.