Bonded Teak Knife Set

With smooth, deliciously warm handles sculpted from Asian teak wood, this 7-piece set from Schmidt Brothers is downright pretty. Each blade is cut from a single piece of steel for a "full forge, full tang" -- key for precision, if you know your knife speak. The 15-piece set includes 8" slicer knife, 6" petit chef knife, 7" deli knife, 6" double edge utility knife, 3" paring knife, 6x5 steak knives, sharpening stone and block.

Price: $400 ($200 for 7-piece set)

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