This outstanding antique knife has everything going for it one could possibly hope and more, and in terms of quality of its design, materials, craftsmanship, size, condition and especially performance, it's a stone-cold stunner in the largest size they ever made. It was constructed with the classic 5 iron-pinned handle over a full and tapered tang, indicating that it's an older piece, probably dating to the late 1800's, when this hand-forging technology was still very much in vogue.
As you'd expect from a hand-forged carbon-steel blade, it's capable of the finest degree of sharpness and is VERY sharp now with what I believe is its original factory edge. It was manufactured in St. Louis by the Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Co. It's in remarkably good condition, and, as the photos show. Overall look and feel of this knife are excellent, even a bit better than it looks in photos.Handle is beautiful ebony, and is tight, solid and completely intact with no cracks or looseness. Obviously, this knife has considerable collector value, but it'd be a shame not to keep using it, if you're someone who has the need for a blade of this configuration. If you've never used carbon steel knives before, you're in for a treat. Only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes using it a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance!
Measures a whopping 19-3/8" with a 14" blade, perfect for dressing game from a carcass, or any number of slicing cutting tasks in any kitchen or meat locker, from carving a Thanksgiving turkey to trimming and butchering your own livestock. Whether you're a chef, butcher or simply someone who appreciates fine cutlery for any purpose, here's an excellent opportunity to upgrade your arsenal with something truly special. An heirloom-quality knife for user and collector alike.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. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy.
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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. We'd like to sell'em cheaper..But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HUGE Antique NORVELL-SHAPLEIGH Diamond Edge Carbon Steel Cimeter Butcher Knife" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. 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.