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This outstanding German chef knife is a magnificent piece of professional grade cutlery and is even more impressive in person than the digital photos make it appear. It was made in Solingen, Germany by Wusthof, circa late 1950's-early 1960's, hand-forged by master craftsmen with a whopping 14-5/8" blade (it's 20.25" long overall) that is RAZOR SHARP, having been professionally edged for the purpose of this sale by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business. As such, even many veteran users will find it capable of things hitherto believed to be possible only in the dreams of the most imaginative chef. We are urging the utmost in caution or a careless user may find himself in the E.
Despite its size, though, this knife is perfectly balanced and holding it in your hand, it feels more like an extension of your arm and less like an object you're simply holding. It weighs in at 15 ounces, so it has plenty of heft, but given its length it never feels unwieldy or brick-like, as do many knives from Germany today. It comes used but still in excellent condition with no problems of any kind. Its blade still shines like stainless steel, but be assured, it will discolor and rust if not properly maintained by wiping it dry after each use.This mild hassle is more than offset, though, but the superb performance of a carbon steel blade. If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a revelation. Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure. The knife is also hand-forged, unlike modern German-made knives, which are hot-drop forged nowadays i. It SINGS when you thump it with a finger or steel it on a honing steel, tapering to a whisper thinness at the point. Its tang also extends all the way through the handle without ANY gaps or spacing between the steel and the handle scales. Notice the way the tang grows more thin as you get closer to the butt of the handle or towards the tip?
You can't achieve that kind of detail even with the best technology--only with good old-fashioned blacksmithing and elbow grease. The handle is made of genuine ebony-warm to the touch and much more beautiful than the ubiquitous black plastic found on pricey cutlery nowadays.
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The item "HUGE Vintage WUSTHOF Germany Carbon Steel 20 Chef's Knife withEbony RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, March 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.