It's a custom-made piece that was made using an old-stock carbon steel knife blade that was made in Massachusetts by Russell in their legendary Green River Works. This blade was made as a small chef knife or larger parer and it is a minor masterpiece in steel.
While it's a truly eye-popping design, the real genius of the blade was in the quality of the steel used to make the blade and in the patience and care exercised in grinding its fine, hollow-ground edge. As with any carbon steel blade, it must be kept dry to prevent rusting, and it will discolor normally with use and time, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance and ease of edge maintenance delivered by carbon steel, as any veteran user can readily confirm.
Handles of this knife are even more impressive than its blade. They were made from the finest quality stag, mosaic-pinned over a full tang and bolstered with solid ebony--just magnificent, as the photos clearly show. Handles were polished, oiled and then sealed--as beautiful to look at as they are superior in performance, ergonomically correct, ideally suited for right or left-handed chefs. The true greatness of this knife, though, is in its performance; you'll find none better at any price. Comfortable in the hand and beautifully balanced, it is a DEMON at performing the most demanding precision task in any kitchen, making it one of the handiest knives ever made.
This knife is offered here slightly used but still in superb condition with no problems of any kind. Its blade is RAZOR sharp and ideal for any job in the kitchen, from creating paper-thin peels of apple or potato to butterflying prawns to cutting garlic so thinly that it will disappear into hot olive oil a very good system! Unlike many paring knives it can also do a light-duty chop--garlic, herbs, onion--like a mini-chef knife. It's a real show-stopper that allows you to do so many different things.It measures 8" long with a 4" blade, but in terms of satisfaction for yourself or the lucky gift recipient, the measure of such an heirloom-quality knife is off the charts for user and collector alike--guaranteed. 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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Vintage RUSSELL GRW Custom HG Carbon Steel Smaller Chef/Larger Paring Knife" is in sale since Sunday, March 04, 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.