These aren't cheap, but they sure are pretty, and appear to be very good quality, and made in USA. Just found this site - Middleton Made Knives â€” Home
Want more to amaze you, made in USA - Chef Knife Boutique - Kitchen Knives for the Artist Chef : New West KnifeWorks
This site not only has some magnificent knives, but titanium chop sticks as well
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And of course, the ones I own and love, and my professional chef son loves as well, though mine isn't the hammered. He states that his Type 301 hammered knives are both the sharpest, and most easily controlled knives he has ever uses. The handle design, though smooth SS, has a geometry that eliminates slippage in your hand, and provides max control. With the great edge retention, and how sharp they are, I love my 10 inch chef's knife. - P-18 HM CHROMA type 301 hammered Chef cnife - CHROMA Cnife
Hope this at least gives you some knives to think about.
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