It is coming to that time of year once again when Christmas is the only thing on everyone's mind. The songs, the food, the family get togethers and most importantly the presents, need to be organised and planned. But if you are finding yourself stuck with finding the perfect present for that special someone, why not consider something a bit more unconventional but completely original; a set of kitchen knives.
This may not sound like the most exciting present to receive, however when you start to think about how often you use the knives in your kitchen, you start to realise what a good gift they would make. It is essential to have a high quality kitchen knife, which you trust and can rely on for every cutting activity. However, it is not something you would usually go out and purchase for yourself, as people tend to make do with what they have. Giving a kitchen knife or set of knives as a gift is the perfect solution and a gift, which suits a variety of people.
Shun knives are part of the Japanese range of Kai Shun professional chef's knives. They are produced to the highest standard using stainless damask steel, which can have up to 32 layers for extra strength and durability. This form of stainless steel is resistant to any form of corrosion and due to its strength, retains its sharpness far longer than any other kitchen knife. There is a wide range of designs from Pro to Elite, Kaji, Gold and whole sets which come in a beautiful blocks for display. Within each of these designs there are a number of different types of knife to choose from meaning you can piece together a gift suited to the type of person you are giving to.
Another extremely well-made knife range by Richardson Sheffield are the Sabatier Knives. The history of these knives can be traced back many years and this is reflected in the traditional way they are crafted and constructed. They still use the traditional bolster, full tang and three rivet design, which has proved a winning combination and lasts a lifetime. This knife range is produced using high carbon stainless steel and was originally produced for professional use by butchers and chefs. Their well renowned name has since become available to every home with a great range suitable for everyday use. They also come as a set in a knife block – perfect for giving as a gift.
So if you are stuck for a present this year, why not look into buying something which is both useful and thoughtful.