Nobody really needs a garlic press. A Cuisinart is a convenience; a KitchenAid stand mixer is a comfort.
One thing a cook can't live without is a chef's knife with a sharp blade, a comfortable handle and enough weight to make short work of onions, pecans and chives with equal dexterity.
Isaiah Schroeder is the artist and craftsman behind Isaiah Schroeder Knifeworks. His custom knives are beautiful tools, twisted and stamped to look like a map of the sea floor. The handles combine many shades of wood, inlaid with nickel silver and turquoise.
This week on the podcast, Isaiah describes how he makes his knives, what they're good for and why they're different from commercial knives.
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