Making a bismuth knife to undo an injustice

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I attempt to undo an injustice and re-create the bismuth knife that should have never been destroyed.
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  1. NileBlue

    NileBlueMonth ago

    I'm going to defend my horrific tool techniques. I am not at all offended by the comments and I think a lot of them are pretty funny, but I think it might be worth mentioning why I made certain choices. For the file, it was mostly because bismuth is really soft (softer than aluminum) and it has a low melting point. So, as you file it, it gets even softer. I'm not exactly sure what happens, but it looks the file just starts cutting grooves instead of cutting anything off. I edited it out, but I did initially try filing it the same way I would steel/aluminum and it just didn't work. It's why the video immediately cuts to me moving the file around aimlessly and saying it's hopeless. It seemed to work best when I used the rasp which cut very deep grooves (the first file I used was pretty close to useless), pushed hard and constantly changed directions. I also got super tired doing this and I got super sloppy in general. I am not claiming at all that it was the best way to do it, but bismuth is different from other metals and you can't file it the same way as you would steel/aluminum. I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried filing bismuth before. For the knife, I just overestimated how sharp it was for the first cut. After failing, I thought it would be fun to use it more like a cleaver. I am nowhere near a master at using a knife, but I can assure anyone who is worried that I know how to cut food. Also, I should add that part of the fun of this video was trying to emulate Kiwami's method (which added a lot to the struggle). If the point of this was to do it most efficiently, I would've just molded it and used a belt sander or something.

  2. squoshi

    squoshi3 hours ago

    I have an idea. Try extracting mercury from fresh ocean caught fish and see if it still reacts to aluminum.

  3. Manasi Kale

    Manasi KaleDay ago

    Nile, I thought that people who experiment are organised. How come you ard throwing that poor car off the table?

  4. janetweed

    janetweed2 days ago

    That knife is thiccc

  5. Chris Nitro

    Chris Nitro5 days ago

    He should make another long comment explaining why this comment is so long


    FLASH TCC6 days ago

    the sand block soaks up water to sharpen knives it takes a lot of technique to do it I would say look a tutorial and practice it

  7. DeltaDooby D

    DeltaDooby DHour ago


  8. Olivia Fairchild

    Olivia FairchildHour ago

    the fac that they just used a skillet really amazed me since the only thing my moms old skillet is good for is making a good philly cheese steak and causing 3rd degree burns.

  9. humandxp

    humandxp3 hours ago

    wtf isnt that 10x too thick to be a knife, next time design that as hammer

  10. apbitey

    apbitey3 hours ago

    Kid: flips knife Chemistry teachers: hE wASn’T WEaRinG SAftY GoGGLeS

  11. shadiw512

    shadiw5128 hours ago

    So the block was a wet-stone and it’s only for sharpening

  12. Jovie love

    Jovie love10 hours ago

    Me looking at the title: 😨 Me watching the video:😌

  13. Phibsh

    Phibsh12 hours ago

    Nile: using a whetstone Me: my eyes!!!!

  14. Aidan Collins

    Aidan Collins17 hours ago

    15:02 "Hey weren’t we suppose to do this in the fume hood?" "Uuhhhh"

  15. verne51

    verne5120 hours ago

    when idiots try and make a knife and FAIL miserably.

  16. Tyler Evans

    Tyler Evans20 hours ago

    The weak destruction relatively transport because tub contrastingly rinse underneath a waggish continent. arrogant, regular protest

  17. Kaia Bedard

    Kaia Bedard21 hour ago

    ah yes my two bed time channels kind of merged

  18. Craig Martin

    Craig Martin21 hour ago

    This is the saddest thing I've ever watched

  19. Ciara Jenson

    Ciara Jenson21 hour ago

    it's called a whit block

  20. Unnecessary Artwork

    Unnecessary Artwork22 hours ago

    I’m really glad you know of Kiwami Japan, I feel like you two would get along really well 😂

  21. chinesebassman

    chinesebassman22 hours ago

    Can you make meth next episode???

  22. Angelus DeLong

    Angelus DeLongDay ago

    23:12 KABOOM (bo3 zombies nuke sound effect no 1)

  23. BrokenDesktop

    BrokenDesktopDay ago

    As a Kiwami fan, this was extremely painful to watch

  24. Evan Martinez

    Evan MartinezDay ago

    Can't be the only one who misunderstood the title..

  25. Shady Mist

    Shady MistDay ago

    11:40 hol on dis is in ur GARAGE

  26. Joshua Clark

    Joshua ClarkDay ago


  27. Diego Dank Quixote-wry

    Diego Dank Quixote-wryDay ago

    A person Reveal?

  28. Hanners

    HannersDay ago

    As a machinist and metalworker it was quite hilarious to see you struggle working with the material :)

  29. MasterDriblue

    MasterDriblueDay ago

    When you can make rocket fuel but not a salad

  30. Andesmountain

    AndesmountainDay ago

    I saw lab coats and expected smart people. But they are such dudebros who are actually dumb dumbs. And it was fantastic content omg.

  31. T O'

    T O'Day ago

    So Nile Blue is just Nile Red on a shitposting spree?

  32. Spy Crab

    Spy CrabDay ago Not a rickroll

  33. Rishil

    RishilDay ago

    17:31 does no one appreciate the fact that he came so close to the actual weight

  34. Spy Crab

    Spy CrabDay ago

    NileBlue? Nah... ...KiwamiBlue

  35. -sound

    -soundDay ago

    6:19 = satisfaction

  36. Marta

    MartaDay ago

    Liking the new background picture on Blue channel, how I only noticed it now? Those figurines are so cute! Thumbs up for whoever made them :)

  37. Leopold Dukes

    Leopold DukesDay ago

    Safety is the number one priority in the lab

  38. NerdyPi

    NerdyPiDay ago

    Pretty sure that the big stone with grooves is for flattening the other stones. Also props on the 1.596 guess. I'm going to assume that was a legit guess and I think it's cool when that stuff happens because it can be surprising how accurate you can be when you measure things a ton.

  39. Game riot

    Game riot2 days ago

    Nileblue: If you made a deeper reservoir for the crystals to have space to grow, you would have had a way better result. Try again I believe in you!

  40. Tristan Nymann

    Tristan Nymann2 days ago

    my son use to go out in the back yard and hammer nails and use a hand held knife sharpener and make tiny knives in the spring and summer

  41. Black Hat

    Black Hat2 days ago


  42. evanfmc

    evanfmc2 days ago

    I think my new band is gonna be called slag fork, thanks for the inspiration

  43. evanfmc

    evanfmc2 days ago

    this video itself is an injustice 🤣

  44. Miss Informed

    Miss Informed2 days ago

    As a chemist you do everything in a fumehood, you get that, but you never got the idea to wear respiratory protection while sawing and grinding down the blade and creating dust?

  45. Secret Shark

    Secret Shark2 days ago

    So the science man hit that rock and then just didn't apologise Wow What a mean science man

  46. Ricky Norris

    Ricky Norris2 days ago

    hes super smart but has no common sense

  47. Baer pong

    Baer pong2 days ago

    11:20 ofcourse it is hopeless, you are only using 15% of the file :P

  48. João Pedro

    João Pedro2 days ago

    Holly shit that's a thick knife LoL great video dude

  49. Azalea Shir

    Azalea Shir2 days ago

    forged in fire :'D

  50. william archie

    william archie2 days ago

    The file work. The wet stone. MY EYES BRUH!!!

  51. Anders Le Does Stuff

    Anders Le Does Stuff2 days ago

    your lab looks like a complicated kitchen

  52. Bobby The Cajun

    Bobby The Cajun2 days ago

    What did I just watch?

  53. colton bensin

    colton bensin2 days ago

    The deserted hook hemperly welcome because eyeliner pharmacodynamically sniff atop a nonstop slip. lyrical, billowy persian

  54. Kipter 1999

    Kipter 19992 days ago

    The reason it probably took so long is because files only cut in one direction and it isn't the direction you were using it.

  55. Lavender Crow

    Lavender Crow2 days ago

    kiwami japan punching the air rn

  56. the_internet_

    the_internet_2 days ago

    First, cool video and great job.... but one piece of critique... When you were 12 did you juggle knives with the blade sheath off? I mean that is fairly irresponsible, tons of kids watch your channel. Please don't do that again.

  57. Abraham Lee

    Abraham Lee2 days ago

    couldve put a paper sheet under it when he hammered the brick, so that he could collect more dusts

  58. SlyX Fak

    SlyX Fak3 days ago

    I can feel my inner handyman screaming

  59. Musashi Dipanusantara

    Musashi Dipanusantara3 days ago

    3:52 when you go to the toilet but its too late

  60. Michael Stover

    Michael Stover3 days ago

    Why do I feel like all 4.3K dislikes are either knife aficionados or people horrified at the literal playing with knives?

  61. Daniel Johnson

    Daniel Johnson3 days ago

    You need to sharpen it down some more and risk the brittle.

  62. Stuart Doyle

    Stuart Doyle3 days ago



    Arun SIVAKUMARAN3 days ago

    « The cucumber is scratching the knife »

  64. Kyle McDaniel

    Kyle McDaniel3 days ago

    You had to buy a hotplate?

  65. Beata Icebridge

    Beata Icebridge3 days ago

    This is so random and I love it

  66. Arshdeep

    Arshdeep3 days ago

    is this what scientists do in their free time

  67. CreativeName642

    CreativeName6423 days ago

    The next CSGO knife in the making.

  68. Super Abound

    Super Abound3 days ago

    There's got to be at least ONE superhero who's weakness is bismuth




  70. Super Abound

    Super Abound3 days ago

    Aren't bismuth fumes toxic af?

  71. Will Burnett

    Will Burnett3 days ago

    Did anybody see how in the first two minutes of the video the camera man walked by a mirror but he had no reflection

  72. Soulless Mermaid_2

    Soulless Mermaid_24 days ago

    27:35 im laughing so much lmaoo

  73. Grass

    Grass4 days ago

    I love how makers casually have one or several flamethrowers

  74. emmanuel joseph

    emmanuel joseph4 days ago


  75. Amiculi

    Amiculi4 days ago

    >1.5 kilo's isn't enough. Bruh, that's how much a longsword weighs.

  76. Tim Matser

    Tim Matser4 days ago

    3:25 why do I want to eat it

  77. Albert Bibikow

    Albert Bibikow4 days ago

    You look so happy on this video man.

  78. Ishita Singh

    Ishita Singh4 days ago

    Just a lab full of cute chemists

  79. knoktikz5150

    knoktikz51505 days ago

    Why didn't you just scale down the knife image to fit the page?

  80. Youtubers Behaving Badly

    Youtubers Behaving Badly5 days ago

    I love how he clamped the file in the vice 🤣🤣🤣

  81. Conni Bug

    Conni Bug5 days ago

    Engineering students go brr

  82. big dick

    big dick5 days ago

    looks like some shit from monster hunter

  83. Derp Derpington

    Derp Derpington5 days ago

    Hammer - The Most important tool in chemistry lab )))

  84. Mike Ascough

    Mike Ascough5 days ago


  85. Francisco Rosal

    Francisco Rosal5 days ago

    So gañán

  86. Jacoby Clements

    Jacoby Clements5 days ago

    Nobody: Nileblue: DUAL BLOWTORCHES!!!!!

  87. Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton5 days ago

    that music you put over the bismuth melting time lapse was amazing and it deserved the name masterpiece

  88. Mr_Skwuid

    Mr_Skwuid5 days ago

    *Uses whetstone to file bismuth* "I think that's just for sharpening it" *Uses file and sand paper to sharpen knife*

  89. themememan

    themememan5 days ago

    "This is hopeless" *continues to file wrong*

  90. Willem-jan schippers

    Willem-jan schippers5 days ago

    Nearly 600k subs

  91. Science done right

    Science done right5 days ago


  92. Science done right

    Science done right5 days ago

    7:26 That just sounds weird

  93. Science done right

    Science done right5 days ago

    3:11 Yeah *REEEALLY STURDY*

  94. errormdl

    errormdl5 days ago

    It's called hairsaw

  95. ElectroBrocoli Felix

    ElectroBrocoli Felix5 days ago

    30 minuter of suffering

  96. trfinnila

    trfinnila5 days ago

    Doug Doug would be proud

  97. Chezyy

    Chezyy5 days ago

    Sick trap house bro

  98. Raj Brar

    Raj Brar5 days ago

    The cucumber was actually difficult to cut

  99. Jovanie Narvaez

    Jovanie Narvaez5 days ago

    Hes so handsome

  100. Prchemist 06

    Prchemist 065 days ago

    Drink that pool of molten bismuth. Xd!

  101. Texas Rattlesnek

    Texas Rattlesnek5 days ago

    Everybody gangsta till nile red akimbo wields blowtorches

  102. Littlemiss Tink

    Littlemiss Tink5 days ago

    ya CAN put water on that black sandpaper for metal

  103. Abomination 999

    Abomination 9996 days ago

    One of the main reasons I love watching this guy is the pure chaotic energy from all his decisions

  104. Fnö?

    Fnö?6 days ago


  105. Jakub Karczmarz

    Jakub Karczmarz6 days ago

    Gotta appreciate the Hot Wheels you bought. Be careful tho, it begins with 94 cents

  106. arbington

    arbington6 days ago

    Knife job, you really got down to bismuth.