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. It doesn't get much better than this. From the legendary maker J.Henckels of Solingen, Germany, this is a very special vintage piece, found here in the largest size they ever made, brimming with all the size, quality and condition one could hope to find and more. This beautiful chef's knife comes hand-forged with integral carbon steel blade/bolster/tang construction, with ebony handles of the finest quality triple-riveted onto its full and tapered tang, as warm in the hand as it is easy on the eyes. It's blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing, and is exceedingly sharp right now, having been professionally edged for this sale by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business.
As such, it guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded veteran users, ready to begin a new lifetime of outstanding performance for even the most demanding of chefs. It has been used and sharpened, as you can see in the photos, but PROPERLY and the knife has only been meticulously maintained throughout its life, RAZOR SHARP and ready to work at the highest level. If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat. Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! Despite the knife's enormous size (20" long w/14.5" blade that's 3-1/8 wide) this knife is perfectly balanced and never feel clumsy or clunky.When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding, and there is nothing you can't do. It's razor sharp and ready to serve a useful lifetime of dicing, chopping, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way. It has a MUCH more finely tapered blade than most and is a speed demon in capable hands. You might not be aware that Henckels knives began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made from virgin steel many, many years prior to that, at a time when the company was fully worthy of their near-legendary reputation for excellence. In fact, it was hand-forged, as evidenced by its tang, which tapered more thin toward the bottom, for greater balance in the hand.
The difference in quality may surprise you. It's what you should expect from one of Germany's finest cutlery makers and it really is much more beautiful than today's composite-handled equivalent. Whether you are a professional or amateur chef, you'll instantly come to love this magnificent vintage knife as one of your very favorites. Also will make an exceptionally surprising gift for the discriminating chef on your list. A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher.Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods.
It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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.
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The item "HUGE Vintage Henckels WIDE Carbon Steel Chef Knife withRAZOR SHARP 14.5 Blade" is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 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.