this returning expatriate friend handed me a gift this afternoon he picked up on his trip home. a seemingly unusual gift but one that i particularly appreciate because it is not the generic fountain-pen type gift that is thoughtless and perfunctory.

it is a large molybdenum/vanadium steel alloy kitchen knife called ‘slitbar’ -sharp as a gillette razor, and a beauty to behold.

the lesser known fact (which i had discussed with this friend) is that i love cooking when i can get around to it, and do it with wasteful abandon and investment of time and care. and nothing is handier in the kitchen than a good, wholesome, heavy, large, and sharp knife.


~ by safrang on November 8, 2009.

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