When form meets function, it’s a beautiful thing. This gorgeous chef’s knife designed by Ken Onion, is an example.
Oh, do click the thumbnail to enlarge…
You’ve got to see this thing!
*Whimper* Oh, I am a sucker for good product design as long as it performs well. From the looks of this Shun Ken Onion Chef Knife, it should. Shoot, from the cost of it, it’d darned well better! A $200 chef’s knife, like a sexy and sleek Jaguar XJ, is a pipe dream for this midwestern foodie. But it’s fun to showcase it all the same!
Alton’s Angles by Shun are also on my drool list. They’re not quite so sexy in their curves, but they look like they’d be fabulous to use. They’re also easier on the wallet. I was browsing Amazon.com and see they have an 8″ chef in that line for $130. I think I’d want a 10″, though, just because I’m used to a larger knife (thought, truth be told, I’m not sure if I really need a 10″ chef’s knife). Either way, if Alton uses them, they’ve got to be good, right?
Alton….Alton….Come, sit on the patio and enjoy some Q with us. I promise our dog Emma doesn’t go in search of food molecules until after you’re done, and even then she waits for you to give her permission to sniff for them. 😉
By the way, anyone else enjoy the Feasting on Asphalt mini-series on FoodTV? There’s an in-depth review of it at PopMatters. Howie and I really enjoy Alton’s “anal retentive” attention to food preparation, as writer Bill Gibron calls it, so the shows have proved great fun for us. We’ve recorded them to watch again later. Yes, they passed our new litmus test of Really Good TV: do we burn it to DVD? Yes!