I met some folks from this old Italian cutlery company (it has been around since 1895!) at EuroCucina and was smitten by their ox horn-handled knives. Pricey, yes, but also handmade and a true investment. When holding one of these knives you really see the difference between machine-made and handmade. This particular knife, they say, is "based on knives seen in Jacopo Pontormo’s 1525 painting “Supper at Emmaus,” which is currently on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence." It's ideal for cutting vegetables and sausages.