Forged in Massachusetts by R. Murphy, a company that's been honing its craft since 1850, these knives have handles of pecan wood reclaimed from an old Chrysler plant. Of course, none of that would matter if the blades themselves—high-carbon steel that holds a wickedly sharp edge—weren't the business. One 8-inch chef's knife, one slim filet knife and one paring knife are all any home kitchen requires. But the back story that comes with them does add a certain something.
R. Murphy Knives Reclaimed Pecan Carbon Steel Knives, $249 for set of three knives, $125 for chef's knife, food52.com/provisions