In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Henckels in Solingen, Germany, this is truly one of the most beautifully crafted knives ever for peeling and paring. It's an antique beauty that has everything going for one might ever ask in terms of materials, craftsmanship, conditon and most impressive of all, performance.
We're often asked for finer vintage carbon steel knives in smaller sizes, primarily because they're the hardest ones to find in usable condition, but this one should exceed the requirements of ANY chef. Hand-forged by its legendary maker sometime pre-WWI, it's just as good as it gets in terms of performance and looks better than most in the process. Measuring 7.5" long with a 3.25" blade, this is an rare and beautiful pattern for a Henckels knife compared with what's normally found. Look at how beautiful its carved horn handle is; notice the flared bolster. These are expensive, labor-intensive manufacturing steps, and it should be perfectly clear to anyone that this knife was made for someone of means.
In fact, it still is! It was made with a hand-forged carbon steel blade, pierced through with a rat-tail tang.
Condition is nothing short of amazing. Though its blade retains much of its original factory shine, it is carbon steel, not stainless, and is guaranteed to discolor normally with use, and to rust if not kept dry.
Condition is OUTSTANDING; handle has NONE of the hairlines that too often bedevil antique knives of this construction and there are no problems whatsoever. It outshines and outclasses anything in the modern marketplace by a country mile and will serve a useful lifetime if properly cared for (it has already outlived a few owners already). Even more than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen. It is a VERY remarkable knife, indeed, capable of waferizing anything put in its way.
Best of all, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it.
Knives like this usually become available only after being pried from the cold, stiff fingers of their dead owners. Do your kitchen arsenal a favor and don't pass on this gem, either for yourself or as an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! An instant heirloom that anyone would be proud to pass along to their progeny. 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? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file.
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International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. 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 HENCKELS Germany Chef's Carbon Steel Paring Knife withHorn RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 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.