Henckels of Solingen, Germany, this extra-extra-large chef's knife is an older piece dating to the period between world wars, exemplifying the masterful craftsmanship and quality that earned this legendary maker their reputation as producers of world-class cutlery. It was much more finely forged than subsequent generations of Henckels chef knives, with a blade that's thinner and lighter yet sacrifices nothing in the way of strength or rigidity. When it comes to a chef knife, THAT is the single most critical element of craftsmanship to evaluate and in that regard this knife scores an A+. Anyone else standing behind their product like that?
We didn't think so. This fine knife comes hand-forged with integral carbon steel blade/bolster/tang construction, and real ebony handles over its full and tapered tang, using the company's much older rivet pattern of one large center rivet flanked by two smaller pins.
This knife has an edge that will make your local sushi chef nod with approval. It's blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing. This knife started out in life as one of the finest blades ever produced for the kitchen by any German maker. It will perform rings around a modern knife, but must be kept away from the hands of children and dabblers, or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches. 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! This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without quality of this level in your cutlery. When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. Measures 17-7/8" long with a 12.5" by 2.25 blade--but it's razor edge and balance make it excellent for any job in your kitchen, large or small. The blade is stamped, J. Henckels Twinworks, Solingen, Germany,'102-12.
It's razor sharp and ready to serve a useful lifetime of dicing, chopping, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way. Handles are rock solid with no looseness at all. Like most top-quality German knives, this Henckels beauty has a gently curved blade to allow a rocking motion in use, preferred by many chefs. You might not be aware that Henckels knives began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made from virgin steel.In fact, it was hand-forged, as evidenced by its tang, which tapered more thin toward the bottom, for greater balance in the hand. The difference in quality may surprise you. Whether you are a professional or amateur chef, you'll instantly come to love this magnificent vintage knife as one of your very favorites. Also will make an exceptionally surprising gift for the discriminating chef on your list. A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods. It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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?
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