Chelsea Miller Knives

Todd Coleman

At once sensuous and solid, whimsical and practical, rough-hewn and precise, these beautiful knives and graters are the work of Chelsea Grace Miller, the daughter of a Vermont carpenter and blacksmith who grew up in her father's shop. Miller makes her blades out of repurposed, durable high-carbon steel horse files; her gorgeous handles are fashioned from maple and applewood found on the family's Northeast Kingdom property. The finished tools are just right for slicing and grating ripe Vermont cheddars—or, for that matter, anything else on the cheese board.

Custom, one-of-a-kind knives, contact Chelsea Miller Knives to purchase (917/623-7804; chelseamillerknives.com)