A Kitchen Tool Thousands of Years in the Making

A Kitchen Tool Thousands of Years in the Making

Food & Drink

A Kitchen Tool Thousands of Years in the Making


By Cari Martens

Remember that scene from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ when our prehistoric ancestors discover that bones can be used as a tool (or weapon) and start to excitedly bang around with it?

Well, now you can buy a variation of that tool for your kitchen gadget collection. The Homo Sapiens Caveman Kitchen Tool, available from ThinkGeek, is described as ‘the ultimate kitchen tool.’ It’s said to be able to grind herbs into a lovely paste for flavoring meats, or to grate ginger and garlic for a stirfry.

Made of sandstone and shaped kind of like a mini caveman club, you can also use it to sharpen knives and as a pounding instrument to tenderize meat. It’s dishwasher safe and has a leather thong for convenient hanging storage. For a back-to-basics kitchen tool, this thing seems pretty versatile.

So if you’re itching to get in touch with your inner caveman (or cavewoman), this tool might be the one for you.

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