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For most, a knife is a tool—a func­tional item for per­form­ing myr­iad tasks in the kitchen, in the feld or on the wa­ter. The knives south Carolina na­tive Chris Wil­liams makes are supremely func­tional, but they are made with such artistry and beauty you’d al­most hate to use them for any­thing but show­ing your friends or fondling in the quiet of your study. Wil­liams’ break­out model, the Edisto oys­ter knife, fea­tures a sharper point than the stan­dard bi­valve shuck­ing tool for pry­ing apart clumps and dig­ging into the small hinges. The blade fares in the mid­dle, mak­ing it eas­ier to spread the shell apart when you open it. The top-end model has a Damascus car­bon steel blade and is avail­able with han­dles crafted from a va­ri­ety of hard­woods. Price: Drink­ing and gam­ing gen­er­ally don’t mix, es­pe­cially if you’re in Las Ve­gas or at­lantic City. But if you’re cruis­ing and have a thirst for board games, you might con­sider this deluxe backgam­mon ta­ble from the French com­pany The Or­ange Line. The ta­ble fea­tures a Co­rian sur­face, hand­made coun­ters and dice cups. The legs are be­spoke stain­less steel. Where does the drink­ing ft in? The set comes with a Water­ford crys­tal Cham­pagne bucket, two Cham­pagne futes and a bot­tle of Cu­vée Car­bon bub­bly. Price: ap­prox. $16,680.

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