Okay, I’m feeling old. For my Works For Me Wednesday I was going to post The Knife.
When I need a knife, this is the one I always reach for. I shun that drawer full of bread knives, steak knives, carving knives, and even that fancy set on the counter. This one fits nicely in my hand and cuts everything from tomatoes to chicken (10 1/2" long, with a 6" blade). When you need it, you don't even have to describe it. Just say, "Hand me The Knife," and everyone knows what you are talking about.
My mother gave me The Knife when I got married back in 1985, because she had her own Knife that I used to cut my very first carrot sticks. It is made by EKCO and is marked “Flint Stainless Vanadium USA.”
So I went to browse the internet for anyone else who doesn’t want to bother with that drawer full of useless knives and wants to just have their own The Knife.
They don’t make it anymore!
Even more depressing: the only one I could find even similar to it on Ebay was under Utensils:Vintage. I know the wood handle is starting to fade from years of use, but have I really had it that long?
And...does that make me vintage, too??
Well, I'm heading off to oil that handle. Looks like it's going to have to last longer than I thought.
If anyone can find one similar to this, can you let me know? I'm going to need four of them, to give one to each of my daughters when they get married.
Works For Me Wednesday,Homemaking