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. Known alternately as a buffalo knife, a fishmonger's knife and a lamb-splitter, it's the knife you want to reach for when you only want to reach once.
I assure you, whatever it is that you may need to divide in half with it, will be permanently divided in half on the first try. Fish-mongers have also been avid consumers of these knives, often with the handles tightly wound with waxed twine, rope or sometimes even leather. Whatever you use it for... It's a style and size, though, that was uniquely German.
In well over 60 years of active collecting, I've yet to see one produced outside Germany with this curving, clipped-point profile. It's also remarkable for its condition.
Most pieces like this have cracked handles, chipped edges and numerous hammer marks on the top of the blade's spine, deforming it considerably. This has none of those problems, nor any other, and though used, its condition is flat-out excellent, and even better than new in one crucial respect: its edge is so finely honed you could literally razor-shave garlic into see-through slices with it. It's a very good system! Its large curved carbon steel blade was hand-forged with old-growth beechwood handle scales brass riveted over a full and tapered tang. Beechwood is as warm to the touch as it is pleasing to the eye and naturally slip-resistant to water in a way that all wood used for cutlery handles should be but aren't.
The wood is perfectly intact and free of any cracks, chips or other damage. Blade Is stamped, not etched, F. DICK, MADE IN GERMANY, with their arrow logo pointing towards handle.
The entire piece is beautifully weathered and it just begs to be held. Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able. Carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge like no other and it can still do more than its share of butchering of game or livestock.I have also carried one while hunting large game in northern climates and nothing has done a better job at quartering a kill in a hurry. Comes with a whopping 12" blade (17.75" overall length) that is 2-7/8 wide at its widest, weighing in at an impressive 26.9 ounces. If you're simply collecting, you're in luck--this is a rare opportunity to add some authenticity and quality--not to mention SIZE--to your collection. And don't listen to the anybody: SIZE. 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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Dick Germany Chef/Butcher's Lamb Splitting Knife RAZOR KEEN" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 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.