Every kitchen should be stocked with a good set of knives. Whether you’re a cook or baker, a good knife will always come in handy. Good quality knives that are kept sharp will last for years and can save time in the kitchen on a daily basis, shaving minutes off of prep times (which add up after a while) and generally making life easier. You don’t need a super expensive knife to have a good quality one, but since they last for such a long time, they’re often worth a little splurge in my book. A new knife I tried recently is from Fusionwood line, which is part functional kitchen tool and part work of art.
The Fusionwood knives have handles made with hardwood veneers that are dyed bright and beautiful colors and layered together, then sealed with resin to create a durable handle. They come in a whole variety of colors and styles, from little paring knives to 6-inch Chefs’ knives (like mine, pictured) to big bread knives. I particularly like the colorful knife block that is designed to contain a whole set of them.