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Beautiful kitchen blades with a backstory

Because your IKEA knife set is growing dull in so many ways, begin building a more interesting butcher block with these carbon steel chef knives by Chelsea Miller, whose blades are repurposed from horseshoe rasps once used by Vermont farriers to file down hooves, meaning each one comes with its own unique markings and, most likely, complicated feelings about Jell-O.

The handles are hand-carved from a variety of wood found on the farm Miller grew up (e.g., apple, spalted maple, and cherry), and're fastened to the flattened rasps with brass tacks.