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.You won't be finding one of these at the mall (or anywhere else) anytime soon. Made in France by Gonon-Gironde, this outstanding roast/ham/round-tip slicing or carving knife dates to the period of the 1950's-70's and is one of the very finest knives of its kind you will ever own. Vintage Gonon-Gironde knives are among the finest and most beautiful of their kind ever made in France, with craftsmanship to rival any maker. Its maker, like most of the small family-owned and operated cutlery manufacturers of France, has struggled for years to stay alive and no longer distributes their fine products in the United States, which is truly a shame. As you can see, in terms of materials, craftsmanship and detail, it represents the epitome of the cutler's art and is offered here in superb condition with a full blade that was hand-forged from the finest carbon steel with an integral blade/bolster/tang design.
Handles were made from an exotic mahogany rosewood, triple-brass riveted over a full and tapered tang. It was hand-forged from crucible cast steel rather than from recycled steel, as has become the practice worldwide since 1987. The difference is profound: I've had several post-1987 knives snap in mid-use, but it simply won't happen with this outstanding blade. It was beautifully polished and ground in the shape of what's called alternately a ham knife, a roast knife, a salmon knife and sometimes even a baker's sheet cake knife. Its numerous uses in any gourmet kitchen, amateur or professional only multiply its value, and whatever tasks you may put it to will multiply your satisfaction with it.With a single stroke, it's capable of cleaving, carving or slicing whatever is foolish enough to get in its way. Will shave PAPER-thin slices of turkey, roasts, hams or anything else, and its rounded tip is perfect for serving from a carving station.
The piece enjoys an extra measure of refinement, and it would look appropriately spiffy at even the most refined table. As with all carbon steel blades it must be kept dry even during usage to avoid rusting but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance and ease of edge maintenance that is delivered. Best of all, we've had it professionally and expertly sharpened for this sale and it's now WICKEDLY sharp--far sharper than when it was new--and guaranteed to put a smile on even the most jaded chef.
This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. Measures an EXTRA-long 17.5" long with 12.25" blade, which is just over 1.25 wide. An outstanding piece in every respect for use or display and an instant heirloom for user and collector alike. 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 "FINE Vintage GONON-GIRONDE France Chef's Carbon Steel Ham/Roast Knife RAZOR KEEN" is in sale since Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 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.