By Andrew Liszewski
While it might look like a brain-bending puzzle, Mia Schmallenbach’s Meeting Knives set actually features a brilliant design allowing four different kitchen knives: a paring knife, a carving knife, a chef’s knife and a filleting knife to all stack inside each other on a single block of steel. The proportions of each knife were apparently determined by the Fibonacci sequence, a term I haven’t heard since my high school computer science classes, but the results are far from looking like they were designed by a mathematician.
And thankfully, this is one of those times when a cool looking product is actually available for sale. The Meeting Knives set is produced by Deglon out of France, and I managed to find an Australian website called Table Direct that is selling the set for about $920. I’ve also found a slightly more affordable version that comes with a wooden base instead, available from Chef Studio Boutique for about $483.