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There are a lot of things Anthony Bourdain taught us over the years. While we can’t all eat, drink and talk our way through adventures as we fill up the remaining pages in our passport, it’s not hard to put something like using a quality kitchen knife into practice. One of Bourdain’s favorite starter knives, the Global 8″ chef’s knife, completely changed the way we operate in the kitchen when we picked one up for ourselves a few years ago. The geometry takes a little getting used to, but the balance, weight, durability and efficiency are worth the effort. Most importantly, it just makes slicing, dicing, and julienning easier. When we originally got ours, the Global chef’s knife was on sale for $100 (that steal is still available if you want it shipped Prime). If you can stand to wait a few weeks and spend thirty dollars more, you can get an entire Global Classic 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set for 60% off from Massdrop until 1/20. That’s right, for $130 you get the Global 8″ chef’s knife, along with a 5.5″ vegetable knife and a 4″ paring knife. Deals like this don’t come along very often, so don’t wait to pull the trigger.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.