Sabatier Carbon-Steel Kitchen Knives
Any chef will tell you that their knife is their most prized possession in their arsenal, and arguably the most coveted brand is Sabatier from France. Forged from a single piece of high quality stainless steel, these knives are heat and corrosion resistant so can even go in the dishwasher (although I don’t recommend it). If you get just one, I recommend the 8 inch, and I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping all your cutlery sharp by by taking them to get professionally sharpened on a regular basis, and running them against the steel every time you use them.
It used to belong to my great-aunt, and had fallen out of use because of a chink in the blade. I sharpened it and it’s as good as new, but has the romantic feel of an old tool.