Knife Play

Our Definition

play involving knives, daggers, and swords or other bladed implements as a source of physical and mental stimulation.

Real Life Examples

Gespar loves the feeling of the blunt side of a cold steel blade on their skin. 

Damien and Hubert are trained in stage combat, and enjoy incorporating swordplay into their kink dynamic. 

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common knife play practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Learning about safe handling of the weapon being played with 
  • Having a first aid kit on hand 
  • Pre-established agreement about limits and whether the play is expected to break the skin or not. 
  • Pre-established safe words 

Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!