Walking through the doors I suddenly realised that I am a completely abnormal female. My lungs start taking quick excited breaths, my heart beats faster and, apparently, even my cheeks become flushed with anticipation.
This is not occuring because I am headed for a full body massage / manicure / session with the hairdresser or trip to the jewellery store. This is happening because I am walking into a hardware store.
I can spend hours and hours searching for the perfect shifting spanner, the ideal chain with which to support our counter top shelves, a paintbrush which is not likely to shed all it's hairs before I have completed the varnishing I am purchasing it for, or thingymijigs to prevent doors from destroying the plaster work as a door is whipped out of my hands by the wind, to name but a few of the recent items I've purchased. I go into slow-motion planned four-wheeled drive mode as I walk through those doors - nothing must get in my way and my antipated enjoyment. And, invariably, RMan has to drag me, protesting, from the store when he's finished his purchases...
And the Co-Op also has a small kitchware section at the entrance to the store. By kitchenware, I mean 12 volt appliances, gas stove top kettles, etc.
And this happened to catch my eyes...
This was a two pack of knives - but not just any knives. They are knives which fit inside a sharpening sheath - every time you slide the knife into the holder it is sharpened.
Two actions happening at the same time - storing the knife safely whilst simultaneously sharpening it. Brilliant - because I am forever trying to slit my wrists when I use this sharpener:
You would not believe how sharp these knives are - and they will permanently be sharp - whenever I need them :-) The are also a perfect weight - and are nicely balanced in the hand.
|Can you see how thinly that cheese has been sliced?|
The larger knife has vertical indentations on it - to prevent onion / tomato slices, etc sticking to the knife as you are slicing them.
The knives are made by Wiltshire and are designed in Australia. The sheath has a locking mechansim built-in to prevent children from pulling out the extremely sharp knife and accidentally injuring themselves.
Now I realize that not everyone can make a trip to my local Co-Op so I have found online sources for these knives - go to : Want It All (local) or Amazon (international). So you can chuck out your electric knife sharpener - you won't need it anymore LOL
And no - I did not pay that much for them... The cost at my local Co-Op was about 15% what these two places are asking for them.
But I would pay that for them - for they are the kind of knives that my children or even MKid could / will inherit one day.