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It is in superb condition, especially when one considers that it's well over 100 years old--just remarkably well-preserved in every way. Its blade appears to be stainless steel but in fact, it is hand-forged carbon steel and will discolor normally with use. It was reinforced in nickel silver at the bolster of its beautifully and tightly grained genuine (bovine) bone handle which is fully intact, free of cracks, brass-pinned over a full and tapered tang. It's a late 19th Century pattern that outshines and outclasses anything in the modern marketplace. Its maker's mark is stamped along with their pyramids logo, N.
NIXON & WINTERBOTTOM, PYRAMID WORKS SHEFFIELD. This maker once produced outstanding cutlery of every description, now long gone, but the quality and utility of this outstanding knife will outlive us both and several generations of our progeny if properly maintained. 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. Its slightly flexible and EXTREMELY sharp blade does things right the first time.
It will make FAST work peeling, paring or performing culinary surgery on any of your kitchen's most demanding tasks. I routinely get requests for knives like this, so here it is!Measuring 9-7/8" in length with a deft 5.75" blade. 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.
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.
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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 Sheffield Chef's Carbon Steel Paring Knife withPyramid Logo RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 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.