A knife is basically an extension of a chef's hand—which means that a sharp one's crucial for efficient cooking (and for not crying over onions, and for keeping all your fingers). No wonder chefs and slightly obsessive home cooks alike are protective of and dedicated to their knives.
An extra-sharp, extra-versatile knife can be a game-changer, and we turned to Twitter: Who amongst you has the saddest, dullest knife? we asked. Show us! we dared. Loser (that is, owner of the saddest knife) wins one of our favorite knives, Zwilling's rocking santoku.
And boy, did you all deliver.
Congrats to our winner, owner of a knife that's truly seen better days. We can't wait to see what you chop up with your fancy-pants santoku:
And a big round of applause for the runners-up!
Tell us about your right-hand man—knife, we mean—in the comments.