Antique MERIDEN CUT. CO. Chef's Bolstered Carbon Steel Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP

Antique MERIDEN CUT. CO. Chef's Bolstered Carbon Steel Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP

Antique MERIDEN CUT. CO. Chef's Bolstered Carbon Steel Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP

Please read our Terms below for details. It was made in Meriden, Connecticut by the cutlery company that bore its city's name, once one of the USA's finest makers of knives of every kind. The fact that its maker chose to name itself after the city in which it operated shows how corporations USED TO BE part of the community, how their interests and those of the towns in which their workers lived were inextricably intertwined.

The company went bust in 1925 after a few years of being run by Landers Frary & Clark, so this knife is no newer than 90 years old. This is not a reproduction but an original piece found here in remarkably well-preserved condition. Its sturdy, hand-forged carbon steel blade was handforged from the finest American cutlery steel with a full and tapered tang, which is beautifully hafted with gorgeous cocobolo rosewood handles, the likes of which are entirely gone from the modern market.

It's reinforced at the bolster and pommel in clad pewter and the overall appearance is stunning, as you can see in the photos. The entire piece is immaculate--no cracks or looseness at all. Measures 7-5/8" long with a 3.5" blade.

As you can see in the photos, it's a superbly crafted piece on par with the best ever made, with a great patina, as you can see, and its condition is astonishingly free of the cracks, nicks and other problems that often plague knives of this age. Even more impressive than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen, where it truly excels at waferizing onions, meats and anything else you'll put in its way.

You can literally shave your arm with its edge. Deft enough to be used for peeling, paring and other utility work, it's a knife made to please small and large hands alike in the pursuit of culinary perfection. You know how difficult it is to come by fine, smaller chef knives in carbon steel, since most knowing chefs won't part with theirs until they're dead of the knife is worn out.

Do your kitchen arsenal a favor and don't pass on this gem. Also will make an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! 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.

REGARDING FEEDBACK: We prefer that you leave us none at all and join us in boycotting this sham. What're they afraid of--the world actually knowing how their greed is manifest? Please don't misunderstand; we're all for making a buck but CENSORSHIP? That has GOT to go! We'll be happy to tell you what we really think but dare not do so over the (easily monitored) intra-net the company runs. Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times.

We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Antique MERIDEN CUT. Chef's Bolstered Carbon Steel Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, October 06, 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 MERIDEN CUT. CO. Chef's Bolstered Carbon Steel Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP

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