This pair of knives are a concept by FDRL, an Ottawa-based design consultancy. There is absolutely no denying that, resplendent in sleek Maple, they're beautiful objects—but who the hell would use them?
The guys at FDRL explains that the "knife gives the appearance of being lightweight; however their weight is balanced to ensure that they can be used by any level of chef". It also claims that the wood is sealed and food safe to allow for easy cleanup. All of which is great!
But isn't the extra thickness of the wooden blade going to get in the way? Won't they need far more care and attention than a regular knife? Are they going to break in some horrible accident? Or, in this case, does form win out over function? [FDRL via Core77]