The above shown knife makes my cooking activities meditative. It's a Japanese knife and very sharp. Very. When I cut my vegetables I have to be in the here and now, otherwise the danger of injuring myself would be too high. The times where I cut furiously some carrots is over. I have to slow down when I use this knife. There is no room for feelings with a certain speed and dynamic, when using this tool.
With this knife I like to cook. It cuts potatoes as if they were butter. Using this knife I work slowly, attentively, with focus. Cutting vegetables becomes a meditation.
The day when I bought this knife I showed it E. and he had the same thoughts like me when I saw the knife in the shop. He also expressed it. "Is our friendship harmonious enough for such a knife?" Now it has to be. Hahaha.
(PS: For fearful readers: Loud and uncontrolled arguments are scarcely part of our communication.)