Child’s special knife

Project  / Project number: 04/667 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

Child's special knifeThe 4 year old client was born with no fingers on her right hand. At an early age, toes were transferred on either side of the hand to provide fingers. At age 3, she wanted a knife she could hold, as a buffer and for pushing and cutting her food like her peers at meal times. The toes will not hold narrow or thin objects.

A ‘knife’ folded from a thin sheet of dishwasher proof stainless steel was made using a template. Great care was taken to round and smooth the edges of the sheet steel, before it was folded. She can now eat unaided.