If anyone is going to try to keep me in the kitchen, you might as well get me one one of these chef knives by Bloodroot Blades. Absolutely beautiful. Go buy all of their knives!
“We build carbon steel chef knives made from locally sourced, handmade, and reclaimed materials, tested and pushed to have excellent use characteristics, edge retention, and durability. We guarantee our knives fully- if you have a problem with it we fix or replace for free. We also sharpen for free if you get the knife to us and from us. Carbon steel is a time-tested excellent material for kitchen knives and is still preferred by many top chefs; however, it requires good knife habits for best performance. We make custom phenolic laminates (layers of cloth and resin) out of personal, locally significant, and reclaimed fabrics, such as Jittery Joes (a local coffee shop here in Athens, GA) coffeebags or your grandpa’s retired overalls.”
Check out more of their work, process, and a little bit more about the fellows behind these here.