I Want: German Kitchen Knives

Unfortunately, it is bad luck to buy knives as a gift. I guess I am going to have to get these for myself. Best Made's German Kitchen Knives have an ergonomic, well-balanced walnut handle that complements a Japanese-inspired blade without the thick bolster and wide profile that make a Western knife feel unwieldy. The blades are ground with a specialized oscillating jig that creates a convex surface, the most durable grind and finished with a micro bevel to improve the high-carbon steel’s already impressive edge longevity. These methods have been developed over generations by Windmühlenmesser in Solingen, which is immediately apparent by the masterful fit and finish.

German Kitchen Knives, $598 (set of four), are available at Best Made.