Dwell On This: You Only Need These Three Knives

Dwell On This: You Only Need These Three Knives

Any way you slice it, these are your kitchen essentials.
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At a Glance


  • The only skill you'll need is discipline.


  • It doesn't cost a thing to edit down your collection, but you might think about investing in fewer, better knives.


  • You just need a few determined minutes.

Omne trium perfectum: Perfection arrives in threes. From lofty ideals (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) to earthly delights (sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll), the logic of the triumvirate has been proven many times over, and it’s also perfectly applicable within the kitchen—specifically when it comes to decluttering your dull-edged collection of knives.

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