Antique HENCKELS Chef/Butcher's HUGE Flat Knife Sharpening Steel withCarved Maple

Antique HENCKELS Chef/Butcher's HUGE Flat Knife Sharpening Steel withCarved Maple

Antique HENCKELS Chef/Butcher's HUGE Flat Knife Sharpening Steel withCarved Maple
This is a beautiful vintage Henckels piece of exceptional quality, with everything one could hope to find in an antique steel, from design, materials and craftsmanship to conditon, size and performance. Dating to the early 20th century, it is marked at the base of the rod, J. HENCKELS TWINWORKS, SOLINGEN GERMANY, along with their twins logo, and in every way, it's a model of quality as well as beauty.

The size of the piece is equally impressive, measuring 21" overall (including the ring) with a 14" rod--the largest size the company made, and perfect for keeping a razor's hone on your finest knives by Henckels or any other top maker. Best of all, it was made with a superb flattened ovoid steel rod with fine ridges, ideal for honing the largest and finest knives in the world. With a greater surface area upon which to expose your knife's edge, the steel does several times the work of a round, traditional steel with each and every stroke. It's fitted with a solid handle made from a single piece of solid turned maple which at some point in its history was carved to resemble bone; it's so well executed that it MAY have been produced this way from the factory.

If not, and if it was done by a previous owner, that owner was an expert wood-carver because the quality of workmanship is virtually perfect--just look at it. This wood is now deeply and darkly patinated, capped at both ends by a fully forged white-brass finial and ring at the pommel and a ferrule with finger-guard at the bolster--a masterpiece in every sense. Its pommel ring was used to hang it at a butcher's side or on a butcher block. As you can see in the photos, there is some normal, minimal wear from normal use but the entire piece is in excellent condition with no damage or other problems, and has been properly maintained throughout its long life. It's a product that represents German cutlery at the peak of its excellence. Without a doubt this is one of the finest Henckels steels you'll EVER see, and something any collector or user alike would soon come to think of as an heirloom, either for yourself or the very lucky chef on your gift list. Don't let it get away! 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. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for?

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But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Antique HENCKELS Chef/Butcher's HUGE Flat Knife Sharpening Steel withCarved Maple" is in sale since Sunday, January 18, 2015. 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.

Antique HENCKELS Chef/Butcher's HUGE Flat Knife Sharpening Steel withCarved Maple

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