In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. With its RAZOR sharp 4.25" by 5/8" blade (measures 8" overall) hand-forged from some of the finest carbon steel ever forged into a blade, and with a gorgeously grained and lustrously patinated (bovine) bone handle scales, bolstered in brass, where its maker marks read, "KRAUT & DONAL, CHICAGO, S. It's an incredibly beautiful piece, as you can plainly see in the photos and it comes complete with its original wooden presentation/storage box, which is rare, and as such is nothing less than a work of the cutler's art. I don't know exactly when it was made but it is no newer than 1939--the year its original owner, a shochet, put his collection of knives into storage.
Knives like this, sometimes called a chalaf, were always made with the finest steel available, always capable of the finest possible edge, more commonly found on straight razors in order to permit slaughter of an animal with the minimal suffering, as proscribed by Kosher law. Such steel was a highly-prized and closely guarded secret in each company that produced knives like this, and it was usually fired in very small batches, used in only the finest knives produced. This knife was made to comply with kosher law, which requires livestock to be slaughtered with a single stroke across the throat. No doubt this one was made for poultry but in your kitchen it's capable of much, much more--and THEN some!Of course, one not need be a shochet or even Jewish to fully enjoy the quality of such a knife. The quality of its carbon steel blade is remarkable, and it has many of the properties of a barber's straight razor, with a FRIGHTENINGLY keen edge, polished to a mirror's finish, most of which is intact as new. It will still perform as well as new for several lifetimes if properly cared for, creating the finest, most gossamer-thin slices of whatever it is against which you may wield it: from turkey breast to cloves of garlic.
Its blade is sturdy, and it has the keenest possible edge, and if you have never experienced the performance of such a knife, you'll probably be VERY pleasantly surprised by what it's capable of. If you've only used stainless steel knives until now, you will also find a refreshing experience in how easy it is to hone to a razor's edge and easier still to keep it that way. Carbon blades require the user to keep them dry to prevent rusting, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance provided. Knowledgable chefs and butchers alike have always preferred carbon to stainless blades, and once you've used one, you'll soon know why.A superb knife for use or for inclusion in any knife collection and an heirloom-quality piece you'll be proud to pass down to generations to come. 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. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. 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 Kosher Poultry Slaughter Shochet Butcher Knife RAZOR KEEN" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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