You have never heard of hot-knifing? You are unaware of the world’s most perfect jury-rigging.
Spots, also “spotting”, “knifers”, “knife hits”, “hot knives”, “bladers” – refers to a method of smoking cannabis. In this method, small pieces of cannabis are rolled or simply torn from a larger bud to form the “spot”. Generally, the tips of two knife blades are heated, the spot is compressed between the two blades, and the subsequent smoke is inhaled through the nose or mouth. This works best with really sticky, super dank weed, or hash also. But you can really do it with any weed you want. Also works for smoking balls of resin you scrape from your pipes.
The supplies you will need:
- two knives (that you don’t plan to use for food anymore .
- empty two-liter soda bottle,
- kitchen stove
- First, take the two-liter bottle and cut it in half or a little lower than halfway. You’ll be left with a funnel-like top and a shorter base.
- Take a sharp knife or hole-punch or drill of some sort and cut a bunch of holes in the base, at the very bottom of the two-liter.
- Take a tray or two of ice and drop it all into the funnel top.
- Then take the base and turn it around backwards and shove it into the funnel top. It should be a tight fit, but when you finish it will stay put without any foreign adhesives. Now you have a funnel with a section filled with ice at the top, with room below it for smoke to collect. Test it to make sure it has comfortable airflow and if not, cut more holes in the base.
- Next, turn one stove burner onto full.
- Take your two butter knives and place the tips between the grates on the stove top. They should both fit in so that an inch to two inches should be in contact with the heat.
- As the knives are heating, take tiny pieces of pot and roll or press them tightly into tiny compressed bits and place them on a ceramic plate or other heat resistant surface.
- Wait until the burners are red hot.
- Next, have a friend grab the two knives as you hold the ice-funnel. Your friend scoops each individual knife hit onto one knife tip and presses it with the other knife.
- He carefully holds out the knives and you suck the smoke through the ice.
Like bong hits, knifers take a little skill to do without coughing hard. It’s a good idea to make a very small opening in your mouth or teeth and suck quickly, as this way it seems easier to gauge how big of a hit you can handle. Then you wait three minutes for the knives to reheat and trade places. Keep the funnel in the freezer between hits, otherwise the ice melts very fast. But when you’re done, make sure you remember to TURN OFF THE STOVE.
There are of course, variations of the knifer which might be fun.
The water filtered knifer, for example. Simply take a small amount of water into your mouth before taking the knifer, stare straight down at the floor and suck in through a tiny opening in your mouth. Just don’t do this until you have practice with regular knifers, and be sure to test it to make sure it’ll work for you and that you’ve got the right amount of water before taking your hit.
Another variation is the portable knifer, i.e., a blowtorch. A blowtorch will heat the knives quickly so you can just hold them in the flame with your hands (you’ll almost certainly need oven mitts or hot pads.) Just be fucking careful. They get red-hot, unlike on a classic stove. I don’t want any parents emailing me about how their kids read my site and tripped over a lit blowtorch while they were trying to figure out how to smoke pot. Remember that you owe it to the rest of the drug community to avoid being an idiot and making the rest of us look bad.
Solo knifers are easy for the experienced. Just hold the funnel in your teeth as you serve yourself. It might be easier to make a funnel without the ice, so it doesn’t get to heavy on your mouth.
Gas stoves can be used too. They might be more difficult to get the knives to stay in position however, and they heat the knives much hotter.
Knifers are popular method of smoking pot because they are more efficient, they will get you stoned with less than half what it takes in a pipe or bong, plus knifers vaporize the marijuana instead of burning it which maximizes the THC and minimizes the dangerous carcinogens so knifers are a bit better for your lungs in the long run. It’s also a different type of high.