Please read our Terms below for details. In terms of its quality of materials, craftsmanship, age, condition and especially performance, it's at the very top. Only because none of those other guys has a knife of this caliber to offer.
We acquired it when we recently acquired a larger collection and this outstanding specimen was the pick of the litter--a true rarity to be found in this country, especially so in this very fine condition. Its very sharp, sheepsfoot tipped carbon steel blade is a hand-forged beauty stamped, F. HRBIET, HOUYET, telling us it was made in a Walloon-speaking region of Belgium.We can also tell by the font of this stamp and also by the method by which it was bolstered in brass that it's an older piece, dating probably to sometime in the 1860's-1880's. You'd never know it by looking at it, though, because it's in SUPERB condition with no problems of any kind, as you can clearly see in the photos. Handles are beautifully grained ox-horn pinned over a full and tapered tang using hand-wrought iron pins. Designe elements like this give the piece as much beauty and charm for the eye as it does performance for the hand.
Just look at it--a thing of rare beauty and usefulness--a masterpiece work of the cutlery's art. Well-seasoned chefs in France knoiw, however, that such a knife knows no limits when it comes to usefulness. Its blade is just sllightly curved and the tip just slightly turned downward, making it a demon on tougher slicing foods--like salami.
Just imagine what it will do to an onion or a chicken that needs carving. This knife would be the centerpiece of most collections and one of any chef's most treasured blades in the serious kitchen.
For user and collector alike, an instant heirloom and an antique treasure you'll be proud to pass down to your heirs. If only it could talk! 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.
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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. REGARDING FEEDBACK: We prefer that you leave us none at all and join us in boycotting this sham. What're they afraid of--the world actually knowing how their greed is manifest? Please don't misunderstand; we're all for making a buck but CENSORSHIP? That has GOT to go! We'll be happy to tell you what we really think but dare not do so over the (easily monitored) intra-net the company runs. Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINEST Anique GODFROID Belgium French Chef's Carbon Steel/Horn Charcuterie Knife" is in sale since Tuesday, June 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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