We love our All-Clad pans in the SAVEUR test kitchen—there’s an ongoing battle amongst the interns for use of their 12″ skillet—so we were excited to try out their line of handsome, professional-grade knives. The collection’s classic design provides strong, clean lines, with rich wooden handles that add an air of elegance and a slightly rounded spine for a more comfortable grip. I’ve been reaching for the 7″ Daily Slicer to tackle my daily mise en place; the blade is high carbon steel and offers expert sharpness, but I most appreciate the well-balanced body and comfortable weight.

All-Clad 7″ Daily Slicer, $199 at Bloomingdale’s