You guys remember that episode of The West Wing where President Bartlet asks Charlie to find him a new carving knife in time for Thanksgiving? He rejects knife after knife after knife, before finally revealing that the entire reason he needs a new one is that he’s passing on his family’s heirloom blade—forged by Paul Revere himself—to Charlie. Man, what a touching moment. Aaron Sorkin really knows how to write a tearjerker.
Anyway, we’re pretty sure that if Charlie had just brought the President these beautiful knives crafted from Canadian maple and German steel, he wouldn’t have had to go through all that trouble. Get a set of your own, so that one day your grandson will be able to say, “My father gave this to me, and his father gave it to him. And now I’m giving it to you.” We’re already getting a little wet in the eyes just thinking about it.