The Knife Angel Was Created Using Over 100,000 Knives

Art is one of the most effective ways to spread a powerful message in the community. This 27-foot 'Angel,' with knives covering the entire figure, is yet another message to citizens of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

The rising number of violent incidents, primarily stabbings, in the United Kingdom prompted the English police to launch a campaign. It asks the public to turn in their knives to the police to help reduce violence in the country. Sculptor Alfie Bradley, who works at the British Ironwork Centre, came up with the idea to repurpose the confiscated knives. Scroll down to learn more about this incredible work of art.

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He designed and obtained police permission to use the confiscated knives. Bradley began his work on this 27-foot-tall Angel figure with a collection of knives he received from 43 police stations across the United Kingdom. 

In addition, he had to engrave messages on the blades. The messages are from the families who have been affected by the stabbings and cases that are linked to the weapons.




This is displayed in public to convey the message to the police and victim families. Along with the Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife campaign, which aims to raise community awareness to improve people's lives,






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