With its extra-heavy duty 10-1/8" blade measures 15.25" overall, 2-5/8 wide at handle. 25" thick at hilt, tapering towards tip and pommel it's a knife known lovingly in France as a "cuisine massive and in America as a lobster splitter.
It weighs in at 19.8 ounces--more than enough heft to get the job done right the first time. Many knives of this variety are too clumsy to allow the feel in your hand that's required when you want to do good, precise work, but this knife stands head and shoulders above the rest, offering extraordinary balance and deftness of feel. Whether you're chopping up some onions or splitting some granddaddy lobsters for grilling, you'll have difficulty finding a better knife anywhere.
Blade is hand-forged from the finest quality virgin carbon steel, predating by decades the company's conversion in 1987 to recycled steel and is markedly superior to today's blades. A profound one, and I have had several newer knives break on me under duress in the kitchen as a result of the presence of a VERY minute amount of contaminant in the steel which cannot be eliminated 100% during recycling.
This simply won't happen with this knife. Its handle is made of very beautiful solid ebony in a comfortable safety grip, hafted over a full and tapered tang.Seen anything like it at your local mall? If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat. Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance!
Notice how the tang of the blade extends all the way through the handle and grows more thin toward the bottom? This tapering of the tang allows the kind of balance only a truly hand-forged knife can. Its ebony handles are warm to the touch and easy on the eyes. 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 on your list! An instant heirloom for user and collector alike! 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 L'ETOILE CIE. France Heavy Duty XL Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, March 10, 2018. 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.