JUNE 4, 2020

Today in Gear: An Intuitive Knife Sharpener, How You Should Actually Lace Your Boots & More


June 4, 2020 Briefings By
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Any decent chef will tell you that a sharp knife is one of — if not the — most important tools in a well-stocked kitchen. Not only is a sharp knife safer to use than a dull one; a well-kept blade will slice through tough meats and produce like butter, whereas the only thing a dull knife will slice through is, well, butter. What you may not know, however, is that you don’t need to buy a custom $500 chef’s knife to get a good, clean cut. In fact, a knife sharpener might just be the second most important tool in a well-stocked kitchen, and this Benchstone Knife Sharpener from Work Sharp is really all you need to make virtually any knife the so-called sharpest tool in the shed. The Benchstone uses Tri-brasive Technology for quick indexing between coarse and fine diamond and fine ceramic stone. Plus it features interchangeable angle guides for consistent strokes and a pivot response function that follows the curve of the blade in order to maintain steady contact. A sharp knife elevates the entire kitchen — so if you’re still mashing your meals to a pulp with a dull blade, use the link below to get to the cutting edge of kitchen tools.

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Alfa Romeo used a very light touch for its 2020 refresh, and we should all be grateful for that.

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Supporting the Black community through beer.

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Two Avant-Garde Swiss Watch Brands Announce an Epic Collab
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MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. have come together to create two incredible new watches, each of which draws on the other brand's design language.

A Cheap, Tiny and Affordable Grill Is Exploding on Indiegogo Right Now
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A well-built pellet grill for less than $200? Well I'll be damned.

Toyota’s New Truck Could Be a Sneak Peek at the Next Tacoma
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Toyota used to sell just one midsize pickup truck. Could the Tacoma and Hilux merge once again?

This Is the Coolest Retro-Rerelease That You Can’t Have (Yet)
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The Game Gear Micro is a tiny miniature version of Sega's original handheld console, the Game Game.

This New Cycling Shoe Is a First for Nike
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Perhaps in response to the pandemic-fueled explosion of Peloton — and certainly in line with it — the brand has rolled out its inaugural indoor shoe.

GM Is Developing Its Own Electric Van to Rival Ford’s Camping Game-Changer
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The more electric camper vans, the merrier.

One of Ford’s Coolest Vintage Trucks Ever Has Returned (But Not How You Might Think)
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You can now slake your vintage Ford truck nostalgia with one dealer's (very pricey) appearance package.


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