Have a thought as to your brother-in-law's use of the knife. Whether you just want him to just have it, or whether you want him to use it!
Assuming that you know he'll treat is nicely and not dump it in the dishwasher?
Avoid carbon steel and lightly finished wooden handles unless he's aware of how to look after them.
Petty knives make good gifts I think, really practical for lots of cooking tasks, small enough to cut an apple to snack on, to cutting fish, and breaking down a chicken.
For sure - he is an avid cook, and already has some nice knives. Have spoken to my sister about this and she has suggested he would a petty/paring knife would be very much appreciated and get a lot of use.
I like this one!
Opinel Nomad set?
I have one, it’s nice!
I blame you for me getting one ;)
For all foodies, a knife from E Dehillerin.
@Acliff give hunt knives an email might be a bit expensive but I have one of his folding knives. really nice. I have mentioned them before on here. Not sure of his prices but my folder was about 50 quid if I remember rightly.
Picked up this cheap EDC today, box of them on counter at camping/army stores.
Useful picnic knife.
Keep looking at this:
I'd like a Hunstman SAK with Alox scales - where could I get such a thing from?
You can’t, unless you get someone - probably Robert Lessard - to make it for you. But Victorinox have just released the Farmer X which is pretty close. No corkscrew, small blade, toothpick or tweezers and a terrible name, but otherwise it’s excellent. I have one and I’m very happy with it.
I just googled that, had a little accident on FFX.co.uk, and should be getting a Farmer X sometime next week...
I looked at that today, somewhat on the fence - I quite like the corkscrew, although I very rarely use it for removing corks.
I always have a Victorinox Waiter on me, so I'm covered for corks and crown caps; the Farmer will probably live in my bag most of the time.
I have no regrets.
If you want alox and a corkscrew you’ll have to get it custom made. The Pioneer knives don’t have any tools on the reverse like the Huntsman. I think @adroit has a Lessard custom - he probably makes the best quality custom SAKs out there. Mostly works in titanium scales nowadays, but sometimes brass and other materials.
@Dammit has it now. (Or he did!)
I'm sure that Robert would add a saw layer to @Dammit 's knife. It's a relatively simple job - most of the hard work has already been done.
I haven't actually used my set outside yet...
I've just taken delivery of one of these, and can confirm that it is a thing of loveliness and sharpness.
I've run out of space on my magnetic knife rack, so not buying anything super fancy yet.
Very much enjoying my 220mm Shibazi cleaver for preparing veg, and the smaller Victorinox fibrox cleaver for meat, if only because its easier to clean.
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