Is it wrong to have a love affair with a knife? As a Christmas present from my sister, I got to select a nice knife (finally – no more dull knives). I tried so many. I simulated chopping, slicing, stabbing (just kidding, no stabbing). Big ones, little ones. Some were gorgeous, but too heavy. Some people raved about, but too weird in my hands. I read the reviews: Wusthof, Henckels….
I’ve never tried on wedding dresses, but I imagine this is how the process feels. You try on many, you study the designers, you watch ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’ but ultimately, when you put the right one on, you just know. I guess it’s true what they say about buying knives – you just have to try them and see how they feel in your hand, as if one feels as if it is an extension of your arm.
The minute the Shun Kaji knife – forged in the tradition of samurai swords – fell into my hands, I knew it was the one.*
*I’m so excited about it, I haven’t even tried it yet. I’ve just been staring at it.