There was the butterfly knife. The idea of it, not the thing in reality—sleek, wicked-edged, the same kind of knife you once asked to borrow because you were walking home alone and you wanted to be the most dangerous thing out there.
Larissa Pham is an artist and writer from the Pacific Northwest. She is a regular contributor to Full Stop Magazine and has been previously published at Gawker, Salon, and Nerve. You can find her on twitter at @lrsphm.