These Are a Few of Cakepainter's Favorite Knives

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My grandparents brought these knives with them when they emigrated from Germany in the 1930's. They are among my most cherished possessions and I love using them.

The large one was made by F. Widmann & Sons in Munich. It has a Bakelite (or similar synthetic) handle. Unfortunately I chipped the tip of the blade.

The middle one has the greatest small tooth serration - perfect for tomatoes - and a great handle.

The two little ones have dark wood handles (ebony?) and were (I think) part of a cake serving set.

- Cakepainter

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Sara Kate is the founding editor of The Kitchn. She co-founded the site in 2005 and has since written three cookbooks. She is most recently the co-author of The Kitchn Cookbook, to be published in October 2014 by Clarkson Potter.