Yet again, I found myself in the right place at the right time. I really don't know how it keeps happening to me. This story is similar to my Dairy Queen Story.
My neighbour is a retired university professor who makes custom, high-end, hand made knives as a past time. He mostly makes hunting knives, but I asked him if he would make me a really nice chef's knife and he said no problem. Tonight he knocked on my door and dropped off this beauty. It is a custom, hand made Santoku knife using steel imported from Japan. These knives are primarily used for slicing, dicing and mincing.
I gave it a quick test tonight and I was truly delighted with it. I can't wait to really put it through the ringer. Is it weird that I get excited about using a new knife?
If you are interested in a buying a knife like this, email me and I can put you in touch with my neighbour.
This knife will be around long after I am gone. Hopefully that isn't for a long time yet.