Everybody brings wine. Next time, bring a knife!

Japanese Chef’s Knife

A nice bottle of wine is a perfectly good host gift for 99% of all dinner parties. But every once in a while, when someone decides to do some real cooking, you might need to take it up a notch. For someone who spends a lot time slicing and dicing, a brand new high end chef’s knife is always welcome.

We love Japanese style knives for their thinner blades and edges that stay sharper longer. The Shun Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a solid choice. The design is simple and unoffensive and the D-shaped handle is as comfortable as a kimono.

$150 Amazon >