Hint: This gift is as eye-catching as it is informative—and there's still time to order it!

By Ananda Eidelstein
June 13, 2018
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, and if you’re still scrambling for a gift for your dad (or your husband), we’ve got you. We found a book that’s equally eye-catching as it is informative. Sharp by Josh Donald ($21, amazon.com) is basically a knife class in book form (and since an Intro to Knife Skills class costs up to $200, it's a steal by comparison!).

Not only does it offer cutting techniques, Sharp outlines the sharpening process very clearly. The step-by-step images make a world of difference. Dad can put his knowledge and skills to work with some knife cuts and delicious recipes from notable chefs.

Beyond skills, Sharp provides a comprehensive history to knives, or what were edged tools just a few million years ago. And then divulges everything you could possibly want to know about knives from Europe to Japan. History, shapes, sizes, materials—all are covered in depth in the thick paper pages of Sharp. The craftspeople behind knife-making also make an appearance.

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Buying and caring for good knives is a process of its own and this informative book is the perfect guide. Aesthetically, the book looks as sharp as its content, also making it a winning gift.