A Very Keen Knife
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SCP-XXXX (circa 1995).

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation assets embedded in European and continental American law enforcement agencies are to monitor ongoing homicide investigations for markers consistent with the use of SCP-XXXX. Upon discovery, SCP-XXXX is to be recovered immediately. A replica of similar make and design is to be substituted in its place.

Upon recovery, SCP-XXXX is to be immersed in a cubic meter of concrete and transported to a deep geological repository for indefinite storage.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a 22.5 centimeter long spring-driven pushbutton knife. Its blade is 9.2 centimeters and composed of stainless steel; metallurgic analysis suggests that it was produced in Italy during the early 20th century.

In 1993, the Foundation's Department of Analytics conducted a joint operation with ICPO-INTERPOL, FBI, and several other law enforcement agencies world-wide. Intelligence officers from these agencies worked with Foundation analysts to perform machine-driven surveys of unsolved crimes throughout the 20th century. Cases which exhibited probable anomalous activity were flagged; records regarding these cases were forwarded to Foundation investigators for further examination.

During this operation, investigators noted a pattern linking over three hundred unsolved homicides committed over the span of a century to a single murder weapon. In every case, the weapon was either lost two weeks after being logged as evidence or never found at all. In 1994, this weapon was designated as SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX was recovered by the Foundation in 1995 from a crime-scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two weeks after being secured at Site-96, an unrelated containment breach led to over twenty six Foundation personnel losing their lives. During the ensuing investigation, five anomalies (including SCP-XXXX) were unaccounted for.

Prior to the containment breach, a thorough examination of SCP-XXXX was conducted. Researchers noted that although it remained quite sharp despite its extensive use, the knife exhibited no observable anomalous traits.