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Cutting edge: Great knives in and out of the drawer

Often underestimated, a good knife is key both in and out of the kitchen. From classic place settings to Japanese chef’s knives to handcrafted pocket varieties, the simple device has come a long way over the years. However, despite design changes, what remains the same is the necessity of quality. Here is a selection of a few sharp and show-stopping pieces from around Baton Rouge.