The history of the human race is closely tied to the history of the knife. Knives are one of the most essential tools in the kitchen, campsite, workplace, and beyond, and Tim Hayward is here to break down the blades. Through engaging interviews with knife-makers, chefs, collectors, and other experts, the author explains how the knife came to its modern form, from those who worked with Damascus steel to ancient Chinese cleavers. Peruse the included guide which helps you explore 40 different varieties of knives, each with own story, description, and photograph.
A dull knife is asking for trouble, and makes your job twice as hard and three times more dangerous than it has to be. This sharpener lets you grind a finer edge from the comfort of your kitchen. Hold the sharpener against a flat surface, then draw the knife from heel to tip through the first set of stones next to the handle, all the while keeping it perpendicular to the sharpener. Start with moderate pressure, then decrease the pressure as you continue. Repeat that on the second set of stones to polish the edge, and add a greater level of sharpness. After that, it's time to start slicing.
Occasionally, you’re gonna need to get your knives from A to B. When that time arises, transport them safely — for both them and you — with this hard-wearing bag by the team at Boldric. They’ve built the whole thing from a extra-thick natural cotton canvas to keep your blades from getting bent out of shape as you make your way through the world. Leather trim throughout offers an added touch of style and inside, you’ll find six slots for your sharpest tools, as well as a velcro strip to ensure that they stay in place. So you can get packed and get going, without slicing yourself in the process.
In a world where our kitchens seem to be getting smaller with every passing day, objects that serve multiple purposes have become more and more prized. This wood cutting board doubles as a serving tray, and is constructed of Acacia wood. The striped design offers a variety of grains, and is just as good for slicing the cheese as it is for presenting said cheese to your hungry dinner guests while they patiently wait for the main course to finish cooking.