The Perfect Knife

Never A Dull Moment by Corby Kummer
The Atlantic, April 2007

"Like most people, I have a random collection of knives, bought at moments of culinary ambition and at good sales. Also like most people, I use only a very few of them with any regularity—and my preferences are unrelated to what they cost or to promises that some ultra-new metal will change my life. Recently a very cool-looking set of knives designed by a local metalsmith made me cast a critical eye on my odd knife collection...."   &nbsp

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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