This SUPERB vintage butcher knife is a somewhat rare and unusual find--a premium-quality piece in every respect, doubly so because of its relatively small size, with most such knives having blades of 10 or more. It's a style that has been called, alternately over the years, a bullnose, an American butcher knife or just a straight steak knife, but by any name its quality shines through in every detail. Hand-forged in Massachusetts by Russell, in their legendary Green River Works, it is an older piece that dates most likely to the early 1900's, as evidenced by its stamped, rather than etched, makers' marks. Though it has been used and sharpened extensively, it's still in excellent, ready-to-go-to-work condition--BETTER THAN NEW in terms of the sharpness of its edge, which was, when we found it, honed RAZOR sharp. The twine-wrapping provided the surest possible grip when the knife would be used in wet, slimy or even icy conditions.
MANY have been "borrowed" from these original users, though, by envious land-lubbing users who recognized a GREAT thing when they saw one. As you can see in the photos, this twine-wrapping also delivers an element of beauty that most such knives can only dream about.
It fits the knife like the proverbial glove. In terms of its performance, this fine Russell knife is as good as any such knife has a right to be, whether used for self-defense, hunting or for cutting and trimming steaks and other cuts from a larger side or carcass--nicely balanced in the hand, with a stiff and sturdy 6" carbon steel blade (10.5" overall length). The blade of this particular knife is hand-forged with a tapered tang and if you've been looking for just the right vintage hand-forged knife, one that has mellowed only in appearance, but still carries a big-time BITE, look no further. Is blade is 100% carbon steel, which takes a RAZOR edge and keeps it with relatively easy honing. If you've never before used carbon steel knives, you're in for a true revelation: carbon steel knives attain RAZOR sharpness with great ease and can be rehoned without the assistance of a blacksmith, unlike overly hardened modern stainless knives.You must wipe the blade dry with each use, but this minor inconvenience is much more than offset by superior performance. True professional chefs and butchers have always preferred carbon steel knives, and once you've incorporated one into your arsenal, you'll soon want more. The curved shape of the blade allows for perfect and sure cutting on a single stroke--every time. Whether you're a collector or just a hunter or black powder afficionado NOTHING will attract more interest on your trade blanket!
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