Possibly one of the most unique knife set designs ever made, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set consists of four knives that can nest into each other’s bodies and occupy the space of just a single block when put away. Like Russian nesting dolls, except with kitchen cutlery, making for a knife set that’s equal parts art and utility.
Designed by Mia Schmallenbach for Deglon, it won first prize at the 5th European Cutlery Design Award. The design makes some of the individual knives look weird (I mean, a knife with a giant knife-shaped hole in the middle is definitely strange), but the entire set is durable and functional enough that you can actually use it to perform all your daily kitchen duties.
The Deglon Meeting Knife Set consists of a 3.25-inch paring knife, a 4.25-inch utility knife, an 8-inch chef’s knife, and an 8.75-inch slicer, along with a matching steel block for holding the nested set. When the nested knives are in the block, the whole thing actually looks like a single piece of metal sculpture, so you can totally show it off on a shelf somewhere in the house if you prefer to do your food preparation with other cutlery.
To remove a knife from the set, simply press down near the tip of the blade (which will cause the handle to rise a bit), then lift it up from the other end. Construction is high-quality stainless steel for the entire set, so this should last, despite the unconventional design.
Available now, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set retails for $599.