Gaucho Cuchilleria Artesanal

Based in the city of Luque in Paraguay, the bladesmiths of Gaucho Cuchilleria Artesanal around Patricio Valdez (photo) forge wonderfully rough and rustic kitchen knives. What I like about their knives is that they lack completely any refinement of hightech knives. Instead, they are sturdy, chunky, honest pieces of metal, perfectly suited to take care of even the toughest tasks. And they will last for a lifetime and far beyond.