Lunch knife shop? ...
Okay, so... I work with 4 French guys and for lunch we have baguette sandwiches nearly 4 out of 5 days. This entails buying fresh baguettes, meats, butter, cheese, mustard, mixed greens, and cornichon. Putting it all together takes a few minutes, but longer because between the five of us, we only have two knives to work with.
So I've been meaning to buy a lunch knife for a while now but when it came time... I found that I don't know where to go. I'm not looking for a dinky little steak knife, nor am I looking to purchase an expensive Laguiole, but something in the mid-range that folds (important for carrying around...) but isn't longer than 6 inches (I believe that's the legal limit between a weapon and cutlery.) Another thing I've been looking for is a corkscrew attached to the knife (in the handle.) An all-in-one. :)
Can someone point me in the right direction of where I might be able to purchase such a contraption? (Manhattan or Brooklyn would be perfect. Online stores as well, but I'd prefer to see and hold the knife before I buy it.)
Thanks in advance!
If you want a folding knife combined with a corkscrew I think you need to go the Swiss Army/Leatherman route. I never travel without one, mainly for pickup picnics en route. When my last one was confiscated because I forgot to take it out of my backpack and put it in checked luggage, I was surprised at how few of either of those brands included a corkscrew. But then, I wanted a scissors as well. Take a look at the Swiss Army Spartan. That's fairly inexpensive. If you want a longer knife, look at camping goods stores rather than cutlery stores. Although I doubt you'll find one that includes a corkscrew.