The transformation of a solid substance into the potential for cutting, by breaking or cutting it. The force of breaking is melded with the item and carried by it. It is similar to the work of a smith, which melds the force of hitting (smiting) with metal and fire until it bears the force of both and carries them forward forever. In such a way one force is transformed into enduring potential.
Well, until heat frees the bondage and it melts, at any rate!