Hand-forged in Chicago by the American Cutlery Company, this is a rare and beautiful chef knife of exceptional quality, hand-forged and crafted at the height of that legendary cutlery company's prowess, sometime in the late 1800's-early 1900's. Known for making knives and cutlery products of every description, ranging from the lowest cost to the exquisitely fancy, this knife a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship and is found here in almost unbelievably fine condition. It was made with a 11-3/8" blade (16.25" overall), one of the largest sizes the company produced. Condition is SUPERB with no problems whatsoever to handle or blade--just darkly and beautifully patinated, as you'd fully expect from a knife that's probably well over 100 years old.The quality of its hand-forged carbon steel blade and old-growth rosewood handles is exquisite (like any antique wood, handles should get a thin layer of mineral oil from time to time to keep it looking young and fresh), all expertly bolstered in pewter and hafted onto its full and tapered tang. As you'd expect from only the finest knives, its center of gravity is in the center of your hand, with the blade tapering to a whisper at its tip. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding and its superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance: you will not find a sharper, more functional blade. For this sale we've had it professionally edged and it is now RAZOR sharp in a way that very few knives ever can be. This is the perfect knife for reducing large piles of foods into much smaller piles of chopped, diced and minced ingredients for inclusion in your finest recipes, and so nicely is it balanced that one could use it all day without fatigue--the one knife that can and will do it all. It's also superb at creating paper-thin slices of turkey breast, roasts of every description, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever--always on a single stroke. If you're someone who takes their knives seriously, as I do, you'll instantly recognize the value of such a piece. Whether you're an amateur or professional chef, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking. Here's your chance to relax and let your hands take over. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one! A beautiful piece for use or for display among a collector's finest cutlery, and an heirloom quality piece in heirloom condition. Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage.
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If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique AMERICAN Cutlery Co. XXL Bolstered Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, June 8, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.