Please read our Terms below for details. If you've been in the market for the finest possible quality in a slicing/carving knife, you need look no further. This ornate antique beauty has everything going for it in terms of materials, craftsmanship, conditon and most impressive of all, performance, exceeding the requirements of ANY chef. It's a rare piece that was hand-forged in Nimes, France by the maker Platon, pre-WWI--ust as good as it gets and better-looking than most in the process.
This is a rare pattern with a high degree of ornamentation above and beyond that of what's normally found. Look at how beautifully fluted its genuine ebony handle is; notice the flared bolster. These are expensive, labor-intensive manufacturing steps, and it should be perfectly clear to anyone that this knife was made for someone of means. In fact, it still is. It was made with a hand-forged carbon steel blade, reinforced at the bolster with a gooved, white brass ferrule (another design element not commonly found on French cutlery) over an octagonal, solid ebony handle--sculpted smooth and comfortable, as you can see--pierced through to the pommel with a full, rat-tail tang in the nogent style.Condition is nothing short of amazing. Though its blade retains much of its original factory shine, it is carbon steel, not stainless, and is guaranteed to discolor normally with use, and to rust if not kept dry. Handle is fully intact and solid, with none of hairlines that too often afflict knives of this construction. It outshines and outclasses anything in the modern marketplace by a country mile and will serve a useful lifetime if properly cared for it has already outlived a few owners already! Even more than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen.
It is a VERY remarkable knife, indeed, waferizing anything you will put in its way. Measuring 12.75" in length with a RAZOR-keen 7.75" blade, it's most obvious applications would be slicing and carving of anything and everything. In this nice handy size any user can wield it with mastery and precision.Best of all, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it. You know how difficult it is to come by the finest antique French kitchen knives in this condition, since most knowing chefs won't part with theirs until they're dead of the knife is worn out. Do your kitchen arsenal a favor and don't pass on this heirloom quality piece. Also will make an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! 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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "FINEST Antique PLATON A NIMES French Carbon Steel Chef Carving Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2015.
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.