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. This is an absolutely stunning antique piece of exceptional quality, in equally stunning condition, as you can see, known in the meat-cutting trade as a Balkan Steel.
Made in Germany by F. Dick, probably sometime in the early 20th century, it comes from a company that is still the world's finest maker of professional-quality knife steels for chefs and butchers, as it was at the time of its manufacture.In terms of materials, craftsmanship, condition and size, this steel have everything going for it one could hope for and more. As photos show, it's stamped with the maker's name and arrow logo on one side of its ridged and flat steel and has, "MADE IN GERMANY, " stamped into the other side. Its flattened beavertail shape, along with its ridges, make it ideal for honing the finest knives in the world. With a greater surface area upon which to expose your knife's edge, the steel does several times the work of a round, traditional steel with each and every stroke.
It's fitted with handles made from either compressed leather or an early black composite material--impossible to tell on this one. These handles are birdseye-riveted over a full tang with integral lanyard ring. The handle is capped with a beautifully wrought brass bolster, with 2 matching brass rings at the pommel, which were meant to be used like a belt buckle, to close the steel around the apron strings of the chef or butcher who carried it (in the old fashion, dangling from his side), making this a masterpiece in every sense. For most people reading this and viewing the photos, it will be a glimpse at the single most beautiful steel they've ever seen and if you've seen nicer, than you've probably seen other even more ornate pieces also by F.The handle, steel and rings are all in superb condition, with no problems at all--as you can plainly see in the photos. To say the least, this is a special steel and will function as beautifully as it looks. It is further made special by the beauty and detail of its craftsmanship and materials--world class in every way. Measuring 16" long overall (including the rings) with a 10.25" steel, it's all you'll ever need to keep all of your finest knives in razor sharp hone. Condition is outstanding; the handle has no cracks, chips or looseness, which is rare for a piece like this and its ridges are still quite capable of putting the hone on a generation or two of constant use.
No one's making Balkan steels like this these days, owing to the enormous cost of manufacturing, but here's your chance to pick one up that's as functional as it is beautiful. A beautiful, heirloom-quality piece for use or for display among a collector's finest 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.
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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 "FINE Antique F. DICK Germany Balkan Chef Knife Sharpening Steel withBrass Mounts" is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 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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