When your hands work, it’s magnificent. When they don’t… well……. there are many challenges. The paralysis in my hands make me unable to grasp objects but there is a method through wrist extension and wrist flexion that closes my hand naturally. It’s called a Tenodesis Grasp. This technique helps a lot when I cook. However, it doesn’t give me enough strength to grasp a knife safely. Can you just imagine a knife slipping out of my hand and stabbing who knows what?! Yikes.
Fortunately, there’s a solution! It is called a Rocking Knife (I found a couple options on amazon that I will Link at the bottom). Instead of a regular knife that has one handle, this knife has two and they stand vertical with the knife. The handles are a little slick so I cut some dycem, a magical non-slip material, the size of each handle and taped the ends together! Voila! The blade of the knife is a U shape, kind of like a rocking chair. This helps fluid motions while you slice and dice! I love my rocking knife and it has helped a lot with my independence in the kitchen. And it’s only like $7 – $10! Score.
Check out some bell peppers, onion, and garlic I cut the other day!
Some rocking knives I found on amazon:
A link for Non-Slip Material: