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Global Ukon Chef’s Knife
Save $60: When Komin Yamada first designed his bizarre take on the Japanese chef’s knife, it was sacrilege. Today, it’s one of the best values in the kitchen knife world.
From tip to handle, Global knives are single, continuous pieces of stainless steel. To keep the blade down, it’s weighted ever-so-slightly toward the tip. The heel of the knife (where the blade drops off into the handle) curves more gradually than a standard Japanese knife, making it much easier to choke up on. An array of golf ball-like divets designed to keep the blade firmly in hand, even the grips are odd. Despite the unfamiliar design, the knife was given a prestigious Good Design Award a few years after its 1987 launch, and was later awarded a Good Design Long Life Award for its staying power.
Global’s knives haven’t changed much since, and today one Amazon of its latest is heavily discounted. The Ukon 7-inch knife is a slightly thicker and heavier version of the classic G-2 knife, and you can get it for $90 instead of its regular $150 today.
— Will Price
Outdoors and Fitness
Puma Gym Essentials Sale
Save 40% Fall is the perfect time to re-invigorate your goals — especially the fitness ones. Whether or not you’re going back to school, there’s a can-do vibe in the air that jump-starts any previously tabled resolutions. If going to the gym or working out more is one of them, Puma’s 40 percent off sale is the perfect reason to get going. Save on sleek gym sneakers like the Puma Cell Ultimate Knit Training Shoes as well as sweat pants and tees. Shop the entire sale on eBay today. — Meg Lappe
Save up to 48%: Founded in 1883, Lucchese makes some of the finest boots in America. Originally based in San Antonio, the company moved to its current headquarters in El Paso in 1987. The brand has since outsourced some of its entry-level production to Mexico, but it still makes a range of top-tier boots in America. Shoppers new to Lucchese should note that the high prices rightly reflect the quality materials and domestic craftsmanship.
If you’ve been jonesing for a pair of Lucchese boots but haven’t wanted to pay list price, head over to Zappos. You can save up to 48 percent on a range of American-made styles including cowboy boots, Chelsea boots and more. There are plenty of sizes and colors available, so browse the selection and see what catches your eye — it’s hard to beat the quality and finishing of Lucchese boots. — John Zientek
Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save 50%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $69, a 50% savings. — Oren Hartov
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