Not only is the concept a real thing, there's an actual product that serves the purpose and it was inspired by this Reddit conversation.
I was today years old when I learned that a "poop knife" is a real thing and it's used to break up your "big poop"! What started as an awkward Reddit conversation brought together a community of poop knife users who have for long believed it was a thing and a lot of outsiders who were surprised and shocked at the existence of something that seems to bizarre. Not only is the concept a real thing, there's an actual product that serves the purpose and it was inspired by the Reddit conversation! Talk about paying attention to the demands of the market. And to top it off, it's caption reads: It's a real thing. The website's description reads: Never to be mistaken for a box opener again, this poop knife is one of a kind - made from metal-reinforced silicone it is strong, hygienic, and easy to clean. Guaranteed not to turn into a rusty punji stick. Be a samurai of the porcelain poo poo platter.
When I see a turd too big to flush:
The Reddit conversation on poop knives started with a user, LearnedButt's confession on the platform: I was 22 years old when I learned that not every family has a poop knife. My family poops big. Our family had a poop knife. It was an old rusty kitchen knife that hung on a nail in the laundry room, only to be used for that purpose. It was normal to walk through the hallway and have someone call out ‘Hey, can you get me the poop knife?" I thought it was standard kit. You have your plunger, your toilet brush, and your poop knife.
The responses on the thread were gold. One user wrote: old rusty kitchen knife. Let's be honest here. That ain't rust. Others were glad to find company. Another user wrote: I was literally SO happy to find this thread. No lie. I thought it was just me (and my one brother). We had to take "kondramol" (sp) as kids, and as an adult I've stopped up toilets from NY to Florida when I was without the "cutter." We used to have a coat hanger hanging from the shower rod (makes me gag to think about it now), which we used to cut the poop. The original poster then added to the poop knife backstory with another comment: Well, when I was a kid, I always ran and fetched the poop knife for dad, and when I was larger, I just cut my own. It just has always been that way.
Mom found the poop knife— the post sorceror (@unsettlingmist) November 27, 2019
As people expressed shock at the existence of the knife and many resonated with the experience of having used the knife, one user's tryst with the poop knife rocketed to the top of the thread.
u/Iamnottouchingewe wrote: My friends sister laid a huge turd in the toilet. She couldn’t get it to flush. So she just casually strolls into kitchen while me and my buddy are watching Friday night videos, and grabs a pocket knife from the junk drawer. Goes back towards the bathroom, my buddy is hey what the eff you need a knife for? So she says the toilet won’t flush. Their dad hears this jumps up and runs down to bathroom and screams who the shit this turd. Which brings mom into the bathroom she freaks out. No all 5 of us are in the throne room in admiration of her magnificent turd."
"The dad asks what is the knife for and his sister goes it’s what I use to cut them. Yeah that’s what she said. It was silent until her mom asked how long have you been cutting turds with that knife, I am dying my friend is in tears, well since we are all here I guess the secret is out so I get massive turds on my period mom. So for about six years mom. She goes to leave and her dad grabs her and says, cut the cheese sweet pea and that’s your knife now." I think that was the moment shit hit the fan.
He continued: That’s it I can’t breathe I am laughing so hard. She is in tears her mom is mortified and her dad was trying to be supportive, my buddy and I are being total jack*****. Her dad pulls us aside and threatened to kick the sh** out us if a word of sir turdly of bummertown gets out of the house. We never said a word about it outside of their house but we were brutal to here at home.
After seeing so many people resonate with the use of the poop knife, props to the company that went ahead and made the poop knife. As long as there's no mix up in the kitchen, things should be fine.