Bulat Knife

A good-looking chef's knife maximizing edge-retention, at a lower price

Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one’s a good-looking chef’s knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root vegetables and overripe tomatoes beware. “I actually became a bit of a knife nerd through throwing knives oddly enough,” Bulat founder Alex Commons tells CH. “Up here in Canada we …

Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr

Exploring nostalgia and nature with hand-carved alligator jawbones

Continuing his curious exploration of alternative uses for animal bones, Portland’s Stephan Alexandr recently released his latest artistic creation—the Fangblade. Carved from alligator jawbones, the handy letter-openers still sport vestigial teeth to remind its user what the knife once was. While the bizarre look and feel initially drew the attention of many of us at CH HQ, the subsequent conversation about physical mail—when we received …

Best Made Co. Laguiole 127 Knife

A superior take on the traditional toothpick pocket knife

The latest tool to get the royal Best Made Co. treatment, the Laguiole 127, is a better functioning and more aesthetically pleasing version of your traditional toothpick pocket knife. As we’ve seen before, Best Made really knows their way around a blade, but the NYC-based brand teamed up with legendary French knife maker Laguiole—founded in 1829—to make sure this specific project turned out just right. …