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Any way you slice it

By Jean Kressy
July 6, 2011

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It’s easy to be charmed by Kuhn Rikon’s new red and green watermelon knife, with its seed-shape cut-outs in the blade, sitting pretty in a sheath ($25). The company has been producing cooks’ tools for almost 100 years. This sturdy, stainless steel blade is 11-inches long and a generous 1 1/2-inches wide. Designed in Switzerland, the knife fits comfortably in the hand and is a joy to use. When watermelon is gone from the market, use the knife on cantaloupe and other juicy melons, on tomatoes, cucumbers, crusty bread, and then winter squash. It’s a knife for all seasons. Available at Kitchen Outfitters, Acton Woods Plaza, 342 Great Rd., Acton, 978-263-1955, www.kitchen-outfitters.com; Sur La Table, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-244-0213, www.surlatable.com; and Kitchenwitch, 671 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6800.