A knife forged by Bob Kramer costs thousands of dollars, and buying it takes the patience of enduring a wait list at the French Laundry. Luckily, the Bob Kramer by Zwilling J.A. Henckels line offers mass-produced, Kramer-designed blades. Its eight-inch stainless-steel Damascus Chef's Knife, an exquisitely balanced, layered cutter, performs as beautifully as it looks. [$1,800; surlatable.com]
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