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. Of all of them, this is, by far, one of the rarest of the bunch, and among the oldest. Produced by Russell, it was made in their Massachusetts works sometime after the 1870's, when the integral cast-steel bolster found on this knife was patented. It's deeply stamped, JOHN RUSSELL & Co.. GREEN RIVER WORKS, on its blade. This is not a reproduction but an original piece found here in remarkably well-preserved condition.
It's further reinforced at the pommel by the addition of clad pewter. The entire piece is excellent and ready to go to work, as you can see. Measures 8.75" long with a 4.75" blade. As you can see in the photos, it's a superbly crafted piece on par with the best ever made by that most legendary of cutlery-makers.
The entire piece has a great patina and its condition is astonishingly free of the cracks, nicks and other problems that often plague knives of this age. Even more impressive than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen.
For this sale it has been professionally edged and now you can literally shave with its edge. Large enough for small slicing duty, but deft enough to be used for peeling, paring and other utility work, it's a knife made to please small and large hands alike in the pursuit of culinary perfection. You know how difficult it is to come by fine, smaller chef knives in carbon steel, 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 gem. Also will make an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for chef on your list!
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINEST Antique Russell GRW Hand-forged Carbon Steel Chef Paring Knife Dated 1872" is in sale since Saturday, May 5, 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.