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If you Google, “Do I need a utility knife?” you’ll find a bunch of articles about how the kitchen utility knife is essentially the red-headed stepchild of your knife block, and you should probably just throw it out. [To be clear, we’re talking about the oddly sized kitchen knife that slots into the rotation between the paring knife and the chef’s knife, not the classic utility blades you use for packages and projects.] This is going to be a controversial opinion, but we actually like a quality utility knife like this 6-inch option from renowned Japanese maker Shun. The fact that it’s almost half off on Amazon right now is certainly a huge factor in our decision to pick one up, but there are more than enough reasons this $70 knife deserves a spot in your kitchen. Precision-forged, high-carbon, 16 layer stainless blade with a Damascus look for functionality and durability. D-shaped Pakkawood handle with offset bolster for comfort and convenience. Lifetime warranty because shit happens. More than all of that, the utility knife itself serves as the perfect tool for times when the paring knife is too small and the chef’s knife is too big—like cutting limes for beers, slicing potatoes, cutting fruit and even filleting a prime piece of fish.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”