Here’s the dilemma: you’re at Claridge’s for tea and want a slice of lemon in your Earl Grey…because no one would dream of a cup of Earl Grey without lemon. The problem is that due to management’s ongoing difficulty getting and keeping acceptable staff these days, the kitchen neglected to slice the lemon (again). That’s right, some cretin just plopped a whole lemon down there on the tray before it went out. You, however, always carry a knife. But when you surreptitiously slide your (UK-illegal) Damascus Endura out of your pocket to do the honors, you find that it’s so dull it would have a hard time making its way through the Duerr’s marmalade, let alone parting that lemon peel. Negative perspiration! Just discreetly invert your Paragon cup (before pouring the Earl Grey, of course) and hone that edge on its glaze-free base. Problem solved.