Now THIS is a vintage German chef knife to get excited about. From one of the finest cutlery companies in the world comes this superb vintage Chef's knife from Tarpona of Solingen, Germany, a company long since out of business, having been driven under by the superior marketing forces of larger German companies like Henckels and Wusthof. In Europe, however, and especially in Germany, Tarpona knives have an exceptionally fine reputation at LEAST on par with, and in many ways superior to, the better-known German makers.
Though well over 50 years old, this beautiful knife has several lifetimes of use left in it, hand-forged with integral carbon steel blade/bolster/tang construction. Carbon steel will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing and 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!
Professionally edged for this sale, it is now sharp enough to shave a man's face. Caution, please, or a careless user might find himself in the E.
This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. Measures 15-5/8" with a heavy-duty 10.5" blade--but it's razor edge and balance make it excellent for any job in your kitchen, large or small. It's ready to serve a useful lifetime of dicing, chopping, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way.Like most top-quality German knives, this beauty has a gently curved blade to allow a rocking motion in use, preferred by many chefs. You might not be aware that European knives began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made prior to that from virgin steel. The fit and finish of its blade and ebony handles are what you should expect from one of Germany's finest cutlery makers and it really is much more beautiful than today's composite-handled equivalent. 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).
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Vintage Harold Leonard/Tarpona Germany Carbon Steel Chef Knife -RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 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.