Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr

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Despite its seemingly threatening name, Fangblade is actually a humorous and playful throwback to the traditional post. Stephan Alexandr, fueled by his fascination with animal bones, converts the jawbone of the great alligator into a letter opener. Each blade is uniquely sculpted, and the handles are fun variations of textures and bright colors – equipped with a lone tooth or two. The pearly whites are intriguing reminders of the powerful jaws of the reptile, which has been ironically reduced to performing a docile and domestic chore. The handy item is an eye-catcher for sure, and perhaps its unusualness is all the more reason to start penning more letters via snail mail.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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