Pontormo Knife with Ox Horn Handle from Berti

Faith’s Daily Find 04.19.12

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Pontormo Knife with Ox Horn Handle from Berti

• $426

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.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.