Knucklebone Skill Toy: Acrylic Edition
Knucklebone by AroundSquare is a simple skill toy that is manipulated with the fingers of one or both hands, to perform tricks and patterns, or simply to pass the time. It is very discrete (unless dropped) and can be played in very restricted spaces, and in contexts where other showier skill toys may not be appropriate.
Knucklebone Skill Toy: Acrylic EditionAO2's Knucklebone is the original hardbody knuckle roller. This is a simple skill toy that is manipulated with the fingers of one or both hands to perform tricks and patterns, or simply to pass the time. It is very discrete (unless dropped) and can be played in very restricted spaces, and in contexts where other showier skill toys may not be appropriate. Check out the AO2 YouTube channel for demonstrations and tutorials in our "knucklebone" playlist.
The clear acrylic “Ice Bones” are lightweight, and have a smooth, glossy finish that provides good grip during play. The combination of weight and grip makes them less prone to drops, and is also excellent for many advanced moves that involve manipulating the knucklebone from one of the ends.Players accustomed to the momentum and gravity effect of the heavier metal versions may take some time to adjust to this style of play, but those interested in tricks and technical play will find this version extremely flexible and entertaining.
The Ice Bones are quite striking visually. They are fully transparent, and refract light in very interesting ways due to their curvatures, allowing for some stunning photography possibilities. The coloured versions are dyed with excellent colour saturation. In terms of durability, the Ice Bones are surprisingly robust. They can generally withstand reasonable impacts (i.e., drops on hard surfaces), and are not prone to breaking or cracking. However, hard drops will likely scuff the surface, and drops on rough surfaces like sidewalks are likely to ding, scratch, or even chip the knucklebones.
Suitable for ages 10 or over.