Cutlery makes a wonderful gift for cooking enthusiasts. However, if you give a knife as a gift make sure you follow this European tradition to insure that your friendship will continue. Tradition specifies that if you are given a knife as a gift, you must give the giver a small coin in return. The small payment ensures that your friendship will not be "cut." If you are looking to give a special gift we recommend Berti knives. These knives have been handcrafted in Italy for over 100 years. The knife maker takes the knife from start to completion creating a knife that can not be reproduced by industrialized production.