In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Here's an exquisite vintage chef knife for even the most jaded of collectors and users alike. This is a rare and beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved chef's butcher knife hand-forged and crafted in the timeless style that is called a Swiss Cleaver, though the style was most commonly found in use throughout France. This one, however, is a rare piece to be found at all having been made in Brussels, Belgium by the maker Charles De Backer.Most of the Belgian-made knives I've come across over the years are in my own permanent collection, and any knowing chef or collector with an eye for quality can clearly discern that this is a knife fully worthy of that kind of attention. To begin with, it was made with genuine rosewood handles, triple riveted over the full and tapered tang of its hand-forged stainless steel blade, which has been professionally edged, for this sale, to a very sharp edge. This fine piece is probably one of the very earliest of the hand-forged stainless knives made in France, and in every way this knife is a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. This knife is truly as much a joy to use as it is to look at, weighing in at a substantial 24.1 ounces, though for its size it remains more of a knife in my estimations than a meat cleaver. Its edge has been sharpened all the way around the curve, though, to make it the ideal knife for cutting and trimming meats of every kind.
Chop up some veggies like a Chinese cleaver? Slice a cake into slices? When you use a knife like this, it offers your hand the confidence that it can carry out virtually any cutting command your imagination may direct it to--not a mere object that you're holding but an integral part of your hand, an extension of the human body's abilities. It is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, and is, for many old-school chefs, the only knife you'll ever need.From creating thin slices of turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever, to reducing large piles of your garden's freshest herbs into small piles of aromatic goodness, this outstanding knife will outperform just about any other. Measures 15" long with a 9.5" by 4.75 blade.
You would be exactly correct in thinking of it as a piece of heirloom quality, but it's more than that; it's one of the rare vintage knives that lives up to the legendary status of the type, a standard by which to measure all others. Whether you're a collector, a professional chef, or merely someone who values quality and craftsmanship in the quotidian tools of living their daily lives, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking.
Here's your chance to relax and let your hands take over. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one! A beautiful 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?
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