Gift Guide 2015: Have Knife, Will Travel

December 16, 2015

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They call it “The Greyhound.”

Ashley Christensen (2014 James Beard award winner for Best Chef Southeast of Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh, NC), was in New York last week with a group of women chefs, cooking a charity dinner. When I asked how she carried her knives, she showed me this wonderful knife clutch.

It’s made out of heavy duty waxed canvas, with a pocket on the inside that closes with snaps. There’s room for five knives, and an entire kitchen battery of spoons, steels and microplanes. It closes with a leather strap, and would be perfect for any traveling chef.

“Oh yeah,” Christensen added modestly.  “I designed it.”

$130 very well spent dollars.

Incidentally, if you’re looking for a smaller, less expensive version, the same company, Hawks and Doves in Raleigh, also makes this version of a knife clutch.

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