So apparently, cutting ice with a big knife is controversial. I’ve gotten more comments about that video than pretty much any other post I’ve done.
Anyway, here are some video demos of the techniques. Camper English took them while Andrew Bohrer was visiting San Francisco.
Hand cutting big ice cubes with a Knife:
Making Shaved Ice with a Knife:
Sculpting an Ice Ball with a Knife:
And, oh yeah, some old guy cutting up a big ice block with a chainsaw:
For more information, and further videos, check Camper’s post on Alcademics: