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The Deglon Meeting Knife Set for $1000

line The Deglon Meeting Knife Set for $1000

I came across this interesting Knife Set on Amazon. Costing USD1000, “The Deglon Meeting Knife Set is practical, durable and a work of art. Designed by Mia Schmallenbach and produced by Deglon, it won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Award. This lovely set is made of high quality stainless steel and seemingly appears to be created from a single block of stainless steel. Each knife nests within the set. To remove each knife, simply press down near the tip of the blade and life knife away by the handle. Set includes a 3-1/4-inch paring knife, 5-1/4-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef knife, 8-3/4-inch slicer and matching stainless steel block. Occasionally, use a steel to sharpen. Hand wash and dry, recommended. Made in France by Deglon. Deglon – handcrafter of quality cutlery since 1821. Limited lifetime warranty.”

I mean, just look at how nicely sliced the sushi are. You can also derive the time taken to slice those sushi from the state of those bean sprouts and onions.

Of course, anyone with decent enough brain would realize that this is 100% form and 0% function. Let’s take a quick look at the couple of user reviews written about the knife:

“I love this knife set, as I have medical condition where my handgrip size changes in relation to the Fibonacci series.”

“With most chef’s knives, I’ve always used the knuckles on my opposing hand to guide the blade, producing straight, even and safe cuts. But the hollow space in the Deglon chef’s knife has been revelatory, allowing my knuckles, and occasionally my fingers, to merge and become one with the blade. Now rather than subjecting the knife to the narrow constraints of my rote technique, the blade is free to cut where it feels it should go. Instead of a boring uniform julienne, every piece of cut food is like a snowflake, unique in shape and size. Cooking used to be about the end product, but now I just spend hours slicing, dicing and mincing, sometimes all three at the same time.

The nesting design is also eminently practical and space efficient. I highly recommend it to anyone who cannot afford sufficient storage space in their kitchen because they spent $1,000 on 4 knives.”

“I love the look of this set. For $1k you can’t beat this for quality and design. I can tell the designer must have worked as a sous chef to create this. the fact that the handle size decreases with the knife size keeps you alert to the fact that some things you cut are really small. It is also nice that pressing down on the sharp tip removes the knife. I grew the nail on my index finger extra long and can now do this trick where i tap hard on the tip of a knife and it just flips right up in my hand. Well, I had to practice a lot and cut a few tendons in the process, but once I got it down it was such a cool thing.”

“Well, I was driving around with my wife in the trunk of my Mazerati the other day and she wouldn’t just shut the hell up! So, I pulled out my Samsung Galaxy S2, swerved into the other lane while looking up a deluxe knife set, and settled on this one. What better way to spend $900 on someone you love? This knife really cuts through anything! The big one is best for thick things like bones, while the medium is good for muscle/tendons, and the tiniest one is great for those hard to reach little places, like inside the pancreas! Best of all, they all fit together nicely and are easily hidden in a dead body. Thanks Deglon for making such a quality product!”

And of course, I couldn’t resist myself… My review:

“I bought this knife to impress my new girlfriend what a cook I am.
When she was enjoying her medium rare chicken fingers, she didn’t realize that one of my fingers was missing.

Well I think this is highly romantic, to literally have bits of me inside her…”

To read more funky reviews, visit the Amazon product page.