By Eric Yang
on 2.21.11

Slicing, dicing and chopping your way through dinner prep doesn’t always have to be such a staid affair. Designed in collaboration with Italian architect Matteo Thun, the Henckel’s Twin 1731 collection a lineup of blades with top-tier features and the architect’s signature minimalist design. Each blade is made from a single piece of tapered, precision-forged, aviation-grade Cronidur 30 steel honed to a hair-splitting edge and wrapped in an oiled Makassar ebony wood handle. Even the most stubborn meat and veg will cower in its presence. The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Limited Edition Twin 1731 Knife Set ($1,400) is typically kept in low stock, but if you can get your hands on one the investment is worth every penny — a chef would be proud to be buried with these. Included in the set is an 8″ chef’s knife, 7″ santoku knife, 4″ paring knife and a soft-grain leather roll perfectly suited for low-key kitchens (the kind without ostentacious knife blocks) or the traveling chef to wield at the next supper club. Made in Germany with a limited lifetime warranty.

Buy Now: $1,400