This is a Slice ceramic safety cutter meant for opening clamshell packaging. I manage to get papercuts from anything sharp and flat so last Christmas I grabbed one of these in the hopes of avoiding the frustration and the blood and the pain. Opening gifts should not be associated with pain. This has an incredibly tiny ceramic blade in the tip that is just big enough to cut through sturdy plastic packaging but too small to cut skin.
I was really delighted when I found there is a small magnet inside so you can keep this on a fridge or a magnet board, so handy. It’s photographed above hanging out with the spring clips and fortune cookie fortunes that I keep handy over my kitchen counter. We’ve even started using our little cutter to slice through tape to open boxes. It’s turned out to be my favorite gadget. Slice makes a range of ceramic products for the office and kitchen and I have my eye on the Precision Cutter as well. Both the Safety Cutter and Precision Cutter are also available at Amazon.
Funny thing? The Safety Cutter comes in the very packaging it’s designed to open more easily: