Hot Knifing

Definition - What does Hot Knifing mean?

Hot knives or hot knifing refers to a method of consuming cannabis. With this method, two knives, or any other similarly shaped, flat, metal object, are heated up to the point of glowing red. This is generally accomplished on a stove’s burner, but can be done with a blow torch or any other source of fire.

The user then takes one knife and places a bit of marijuana or hash onto it and then takes the other knife and sandwiches the cannabis between the two. A vessel, often a soda bottle with the bottom cut off, is placed over top of the smoldering cannabis and the user inhales the smoke through the open end.

Hydrolife explains Hot Knifing

Hot knifing is not a method that most cannabis consumers use regularly, though some report a better high with it. It is often done socially or just occasionally as there is a greater chance of injuring oneself than with other methods of consuming cannabis. Though known and practiced throughout the world, it is most prevalent in New Zealand.

Hot knives or hot knifing are just a couple of several different terms used for the same or similar processes of consuming cannabis. Hot knifing is also known by some as:

  • Blades
  • Bladers
  • Dots
  • Knife hits
  • Knifers
  • Spotting
  • Spots

Hot knifing is considered a low-cost method of getting high from cannabis, as nothing else is required other than household knifes and a stove top. However, it can be quite dangerous, especially as users become more intoxicated with each hit. With more and more low-cost vaporizers entering the market, as with more accessibility, hot knifing has fallen a bit out of practice.

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