Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. And that's exactly what this outstanding knife represents. In terms of quality materials, craftsmanship, sheer beauty, condition and especially performance, it has literally EVERYTHING going for it one could hope and more I own one just like it or would never part with it.
Most remarkable about it is that its blade a pre-WWII piece but has NEVER been used. This blade was made in Solingen, Germany by Friedrich Herder and Sons, and it's full of the kind of expensive, labor-intensive detail that ultimately contributed to the demise of this once-dominant maker of fine cutlery of every description (they've actually been reborn, but their products no longer shine as they once did). Unlike today's mass-produced, hot-drop forged blades i. By machine, this knife enjoys a fully hand-forged blade made from superior virgin steel.
As such, it is quite superior to that made today by any but the most demanding custom cutlers. The handle IS a custom-made one, made from a single chunk of premium-quality crown stag expertly hafted and reinforced at the bolster with a custom-machined brass cross-quillon to keep your fingers where they belong: on your hand. As such, it is FAR more comfortable in the hand and allows a comfort and control that eludes most knives.The center of its gravity sits squarely in the center of your palm, as it should, giving the user maximum control. You will not soon forget the feel of such a knife, once held. And just look at it--a thing of beauty and a work of the cutler's art. A collector's piece though it may be, it would be an utter shame not to use it on a daily basis if you're able. Made in what's called a cimeter, or alternately a scimitar or curved steak knife, it's the best knife for cutting steaks, roasts and other retail cuts of meat form a side or carcass of meat, something any chef, hunter or rancher will treasure every time you use it. Of course, knowing chefs have long valued such blades for an unlimited number of kitchen tasks and so will you. It's blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing. 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! Measures 15.75" with 10.5" blade, ready to serve a useful lifetime of cutting, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way or the centerpiece for any collection of fine heirloom cutlery. 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 "Custom Vintage HERDER Germany Carbon Steel Chef's Cimeter Butcher Knife withStag" is in sale since Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 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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