This Sculpture is Made of 100,000 Knives Confiscated by Police



There’s a giant 26-foot-tall sculpture in the UK, built of 100,000 police donated knives that were actually used in violent crimes all over England and Wales. The creator of the artwork is Alfie Bradley and it is titled Knife Angel, but since some of the knives even have the names of the victims engraved onto the blades, Angel of Death would be a more apt name.

Besides cleaning every knife of ‘biological material,’ Alfie also “had to blunt every single knife to make sure they’re not sharp anymore, and can’t create any damage,” Bradley told ITV News.

Knife Angel is a monument built to remember the victims fallen to the increasing knife violence in the United Kingdom and to finally acknowledge that there is a real problem.

Bradley is currently running a petition to put the sculpture on Trafalgar square in London to raise awareness of the issue, and you can show your support here.


via British Ironwork Centre (h/t: demilked)