Please read our Terms below for details. Now this is something special. This beautiful vintage paring knife has a blade that was handforged before WWII in Solingen, Germany by Friedrich Herder and Sons.
One of the most storied makers that fabled city has ever known, they once produced knives that were prized the world over for their excellence but their commitment to quality was their downfall in a world that seemingly no longer places a value upon craftsmanship. The company has been able to survive but only after sacrificing their pride and quality in favor of mass-produced profits. This blade pre-dates all that woe and is a model of what the finest possible paring knife should be. I don't think the handle is original to the piece, though, but was, instead something fitted onto it many years later, after tens of thousands of unhafted Herder blades flooded the market a few years ago.Nevertheless, they did a spectacular job and the handle is more than a little suggestive of the very fine Nogent-style handles affixed to knives in France until the late 20th century. The blade has an integral blade/bolster/tang and that tang is hidden inside the handle. The blade may look like stainless steel, but in fact it's the finest carbon steel and must be kept dry to prevent rusting. This minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance delivered by carbon steel, as any chef or butcher over the age of 50 can confirm. The handle appears to be some kind of burled hardwood, crafted with a somewhat modernist profile that fits the hand like the proverbial glove. For peeling or paring you'll find none finer; it handles like a dream, and any chef would be thrilled to wield such a knife in the performance of any kitchen's most demanding precision tasks. It's 9.25" long with a 4.25" blade but by any measure it's the kind of knife that one could build an entire cooking career around. I realize how hyperbolic that may sound but it's true, as, perhaps, only someone who has lost a knife this fine may appreciate. To say the least it will become an instant heirloom in the hands of whomever is lucky enough to take it home. 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.
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The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.