Monday, December 20, 2010

Gift Guide: For a Useful Gent

This holiday season we are having quite the time finding a good gift for our handsome gents.  Men notoriously difficult to shop for, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves yet!  What is sexier than a man who can fix anything, cook a mean steak, whip up breakfast in the morning, fix that damn broken sink, and more importantly, be able so slice up some cheese and open a bottle of wine on the fly.

So we bring you Gastronomista's pocket knife guide for this holiday season::

For the Gentleman of style and distinction: this Laguiole Knife made of Mammoth Ivory & Ebony is absolutely perfect for a quick snack whilst a fierce game of chess.  This is quite the classy tool - goes well with top hats and spats.

For the James Bond in training: The Furtivo knife made out of Carbon Fibre.  This gorgeous knife is designed by Ora-Ito, and is made by Forge de Laguiole.  Essential when you're suddenly in a precarious situation and only your charm (and slick gadgets) can get you out of it.

For the more modest man of distinction, the Shun Large Higo Nokami Gentleman's Knife is a classic addition to a man's wardrobe.  Perfect for charming the ladies in the park with cheese and bubbly, or if you a served a steak with a sub-par steak knife.  

For the Studying Sommelier: the Chateau Aubrac Horn Corkscrew.  When your gent's showing off his curated knowledge of the grapes.

And this one for the ladies: The Peanut Pocket Knife: tool and jewelry all in one - perfection!

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