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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Nov 26, 2020




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NileBlue Month 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.
lone wrecche
lone wrecche 5 hours ago
@The blacksmith Initiative isn't it whetstone?
The blacksmith Initiative
I cringed at the first attempt using a wetstone as a grindstone
lone wrecche
lone wrecche 4 days ago
D-FENS... just put the bismuth uzi down, bro... Oo
David Guzer
David Guzer 4 days ago
So how was the botulism was it fun 8P
squoshi 4 days ago
I have an idea. Try extracting mercury from fresh ocean caught fish and see if it still reacts to aluminum.
A Stang
A Stang 2 hours ago
I was also deeply saddened when he melted his cool knife!
Brimo1992 3 hours ago
11:14 laughing my ass off, definitely a science guy but not a craftsman xD
Rain 6 hours ago
That feel when Kiwami's too busy to comment :[
Goat-Gamer 9 hours ago
9:03 *minecraft tool breaks* Nile: ARGHH
Surabhi S
Surabhi S 13 hours ago
this channel is the perfect mix of chaotic teen and actually smart people and i’m loving it
Evelyn Alley
Evelyn Alley 17 hours ago
"Nile Makes a Mess for Half an Hour"
OvalThomas 123
OvalThomas 123 17 hours ago
this man didnt use the sharpener at all
Al Jay
Al Jay 17 hours ago
You should try forgery, Nile!
Goo se
Goo se 19 hours ago
I had an aneurism when he flipped the unsheathed knife in his hands
john Gallo
john Gallo 20 hours ago
DougDoug was right his investment is paying off.
gentleman Edward
gentleman Edward 20 hours ago
That knife looks cool but for cooking it would melt
Tomás S.
Tomás S. 21 hour ago
the title makes it seem like u bout to kill someone
The Dream
The Dream 22 hours ago
Cannabis Dreams
Cannabis Dreams 22 hours ago
Why didn't you just do wax casting? You could have cast it in the shape of a knife and saved yourself time and effort, or us bismuth uncastable?
Voyager Day ago
I can’t believe that little saw didn’t come with more blades, I make jewelry and when I get these saws they come with a whole bunch of extra blades. Nile didn’t do anything wrong they are very fragile!!!
MysticMaxie Day ago
That poor cast iron...
Big Poppa
Big Poppa Day ago
I lost it when he picked up the wet stone and grinded it agaist the knife...
pyrotech Day ago
10:01 pron movie ending scene
RPG Gamer
RPG Gamer Day ago
is it just me or is the video of the person making the knife the 4th one down on the right
Wolf Wilder
Wolf Wilder Day ago
i'm sorry! this is cringier than the office lol
Chase Dittmar
He holds everything like he's going to eat it
For a moment there, I confused bismuth with gallium, and I was like "Genius! Get revenge by stabbing the person, they get heavy metal poisoning, and you leave no prints!" But then I realized wrong kind of injustice, wrong kind of metal.
I Am Sam32
I Am Sam32 Day ago
After listening to him say so many words I don’t understand and explain so many concepts that go over my head, it made me feel better when he didn’t know what to call the hacksaw
Chris Evil
Chris Evil Day ago
ah, i see you were trying to use someone else's procedure. hey big props. but man, some casting sand and an oven would have saved you hours. but hey, this channel is all about fun, and this was a fun video to watch man =)
Carolina Damiani Paiser
NileRed is chaotic good and NileBlue is lawful good
Cannibal Penguins
The file...THE FILE IS SUPPOSED TO BE USE LENGTHWAYS SO THAT-never mind. I give up. I will live through the pain.
Dizzydude Day ago
ur lab is pretty dope ngl.
Andrew Yin
Andrew Yin Day ago
this may help: us-first.info/player/video/rtqmjX1jn5udrpc.html
Daniel S
Daniel S Day ago
Jimothy Blumberg
Jimothy Blumberg 2 days ago
How has this channel not been reccomended to me? Until Now? So much Nile to catch up on. I want the whole rainbow
Terra Universe
Terra Universe 2 days ago
i think i've deduced the main issue, aside from the complete lack of preparation on the task at hand, your knife is WAY too thick, like doubled in size, i dont exactly know what kiwami did but they get a light layer of crystals ontop, whilst your knife gains a thick layer of metal and then crystals, might be worth a retry with some research and prep
Tomasz Czarnecki
Tomasz Czarnecki 2 days ago
11:29 and ... the pain goes away 8D
Alexander Gisbert
“I think there’s one more weapon we could use” *pulls out a fucking warhammer*
Insane Rotta
Insane Rotta 2 days ago
Those cutting skills were impeccable! :D
Anti Kadrun
Anti Kadrun 2 days ago
Helen Liu
Helen Liu 2 days ago
that knife is more like a blunt force weapon than anything else
adhdbumbleby 2 days ago
this was way more chaotic than i expected wow
Sam Swa
Sam Swa 2 days ago
I thought this was kiwami Japan- I’m devastated
Jose Arévalo
Jose Arévalo 2 days ago
I died with the “this is the way” HAHAHA
Levi Cole
Levi Cole 2 days ago
none of your bismuth
sentinel games
sentinel games 2 days ago
He just blast the thing with a blow torch
Joshua Baughn
Joshua Baughn 2 days ago
Heavy! Very Heavy!
CheshieD 2 days ago
Well now I’m wondering if you can make a bismuth mirror.... like a full on mirror
Vivid_playz_ Yt
Vivid_playz_ Yt 2 days ago
When u poured it it just looked like water then colourful water
cgreen339 2 days ago
I think it’s safe to say it wasn’t sharp enough Lolx but I really appreciate all the hard work you put into this~
Vanessa Giesbrecht
20:09 i caaaaaan't
Ambidextroid 3 days ago
You should have headed the knife up with a blowtorch before putting it in the melted bismuth
Ea&Ae 3 days ago
The cucumber is scratching my knife XD c'est dead
DIET COCK 3 days ago
this guy kinda reminds me of a softer and scientific version of idubbbz
James Jones
James Jones 3 days ago
Line the handle with neodymium magnets and you will have a next gen alien/demon killing weapon ;) look up bismuth and magnets to see why
D Diamond
D Diamond 3 days ago
Alt title: local man realizes the Kiwami is a fucking madman.
Ryan Eye
Ryan Eye 3 days ago
Dust mask at least
Ryan Eye
Ryan Eye 3 days ago
Masks come on at the end at least
Igor Marani
Igor Marani 3 days ago
to behave like tthat in a lab... shame on u
Brian Wallace
Brian Wallace 3 days ago
Omg when they use the whetstone without any liquid
Lunara 3923
Lunara 3923 3 days ago
When he threw that bismuth up it made me anxious
gamer Legend
gamer Legend 3 days ago
the pubg pan
ImLagg 3 days ago
"We have Bill Nye at home" Bill Nye at home:
Häck4bi1ne 4 days ago
why not starben it first?
Tevean Jones
Tevean Jones 4 days ago
This video is the opposite of satisfying
Vlaicu David
Vlaicu David 4 days ago
Imagine breaking into his lab. It's all fun and games until he pulls out the axe and wrench hammer 😅
anonymous 4 days ago
You could have used a cheap belt sander with 80 grit belts to remove a lot of it when getting it to an edge.
Growing Everything
Congratulations you're now my favorite US-firstr ✌🏼
lone wrecche
lone wrecche 4 days ago
for a bismuth knife, you sure made a great bismuth mallet !! :) lol Must have been good, I watched the entire thing!! haha !! Crazy people...
Friendly Neighborhood Crackhead
I like how he brought the scale to the floor instead of the bismuth to the counter
DeltaDooby D
DeltaDooby D 4 days ago
Olivia Fairchild
Olivia Fairchild 4 days 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.
humandxp 4 days ago
wtf isnt that 10x too thick to be a knife, next time design that as hammer
apbitey 4 days ago
Kid: flips knife Chemistry teachers: hE wASn’T WEaRinG SAftY GoGGLeS
shadiw512 4 days ago
So the block was a wet-stone and it’s only for sharpening
Jovie love
Jovie love 5 days ago
Me looking at the title: 😨 Me watching the video:😌
Phibsh 5 days ago
Nile: using a whetstone Me: my eyes!!!!
Aidan Collins
Aidan Collins 5 days ago
15:02 "Hey weren’t we suppose to do this in the fume hood?" "Uuhhhh"
verne51 5 days ago
when idiots try and make a knife and FAIL miserably.
Tyler Evans
Tyler Evans 5 days ago
The weak destruction relatively transport because tub contrastingly rinse underneath a waggish continent. arrogant, regular protest
Kaia Bedard
Kaia Bedard 5 days ago
ah yes my two bed time channels kind of merged
Craig Martin
Craig Martin 5 days ago
This is the saddest thing I've ever watched
Ciara Jenson
Ciara Jenson 5 days ago
it's called a whit block
Unnecessary Artwork
I’m really glad you know of Kiwami Japan, I feel like you two would get along really well 😂
chinesebassman 5 days ago
Can you make meth next episode???
Angelus DeLong
Angelus DeLong 5 days ago
23:12 KABOOM (bo3 zombies nuke sound effect no 1)
BrokenDesktop 5 days ago
As a Kiwami fan, this was extremely painful to watch
Evan Martinez
Evan Martinez 5 days ago
Can't be the only one who misunderstood the title..
Shady Mist
Shady Mist 5 days ago
11:40 hol on dis is in ur GARAGE
Joshua Clark
Joshua Clark 5 days ago
Diego Dank Quixote-wry
A person Reveal?
Hanners 5 days ago
As a machinist and metalworker it was quite hilarious to see you struggle working with the material :)
MasterDriblue 5 days ago
When you can make rocket fuel but not a salad
Andesmountain 6 days 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.
T O'
T O' 6 days ago
So Nile Blue is just Nile Red on a shitposting spree?
Spy Crab
Spy Crab 6 days ago
www.thebismuthsmith.com/product-category/nile-blues-bismuth-knife/ Not a rickroll
Rishil 6 days ago
17:31 does no one appreciate the fact that he came so close to the actual weight
Spy Crab
Spy Crab 6 days ago
NileBlue? Nah... ...KiwamiBlue
-sound 6 days ago
6:19 = satisfaction
Marta 6 days 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 :)
Leopold Dukes
Leopold Dukes 6 days ago
Safety is the number one priority in the lab
NerdyPi 6 days 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.
Game riot
Game riot 6 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!
Tristan Nymann
Tristan Nymann 6 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
Black Hat
Black Hat 6 days ago
evanfmc 6 days ago
I think my new band is gonna be called slag fork, thanks for the inspiration
Addicted to TORTILLAS
Going supercritical.
Addicted to TORTILLAS