Weapons of luxury!

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These stunning bejewelled knives are not for the faint hearted. The costs often run in several crores.

The Gem of the Orient - Rs 14,24,10,000.00 Looking at this beauty, you’d think that this used to belong to a rich monarch or the army general of a flourishing kingdom. But in reality, The Gem of the Orient was made by Buster Warenski — an American custom knife-maker. The stunning tool is embedded with over 153 emeralds totalling to 10 karats and nine diamonds that weigh a total of five karats. The piece is complete with intricately designer filigree that sits over the jade handle. So just imagine cutting a slice of bread using this knife.

You have used them again and again, day in and day out, almost half your life! But mostly to chop vegetables and fruits! A knife is as common as a spoon or fork in your kitchen. The uber-rich want the best of everything even if that means having diamond-studded knives.

No longer are knives meant to be used only to cut. They are a sign of luxury and class. These extravagant pieces of cutlery sure to cost a bomb owing to the kind of raw materials used, the gems and diamonds they are studded with. So if owning such a luxury knife has been one of your lifelong dream, then get ready to shell out a ton of cash!

Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer - Rs 70,41,577.98
If you wish to add this stunner to your collection of knives then get ready to spend the big bucks as this piece of cutlery costs a bomb! Forged by Lars Scheidler, the blade is made from 640 layers of Damascus stells with the edge made from the finest carbon steel. So what is it that makes this knife so expensive? The handle! It is made out of the wood of a 5000-year-old bog oak and it is also set with a platinum corner which is adorned with 25 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Nesmuk Diamond Studded Knife - Rs 28,19,856.60
What happens when you let a jewellery designer create a knife? The end product is a blingy and glittery piece of cutlery. Designed by Quintin Nel and Hoffman Pieper, the basic form of the Nesmuk knife existed over 3,500 years ago. But now in order to extend life, the blade is coated either with titanium or Teflon. The blade of the knife is made from carbon steel and the handle which is made of sterling silver which is embedded with over eight diamonds.

Monarch Steampunk Dragon Knife - Rs 13,17,274.00
This beauty is a result of a stunning collaboration between William Henry, Mark Hoescht and Mike Norris. Letting their minds run wild, the trio made the handle of the knife that comes carefully hand-engraved with 24 karat gold, silver and copper inlays. Taking the luxury of it a step forward, the knife comes with a leather carrying case and elegant wood presentation box.

Spearpoint Lace Knife - Rs 17,80,512.50
Who wouldn’t want to have a pocket knife with psychedelic blade? The Spearpoint Lace Knife made by William Henry comes hand-engraved with inlaid 24 karat gold. The intricately decorated blade is hand-forged Boomerang Damascus steel. The lace design took over 100s’ of hours od microscopic hand engraving.