Please read our Terms below for details. This outstanding old Foster Bros. Butcher knife is a somewhat rare and unusual find, made with an extra-large, extra-wide blade that's very heavy duty, fully as thick and heavy as their equally impressive lamb splitters, and weighing in at an impressive 31.2 ounces. In terms of its materials, craftsmanship, size, performance, condition and especially rarity, it's simply as good as any butcher knife has a right to be and much, much more.At 18.75" long with a heavy-duty 12.75" blade that's 3 wide, it's capable of tackling even the largest task in your meat locker or butcher shop with speed and balance enough to make it look easy. Its blade is 100% carbon steel, 3/16 thick at base of handle and tapering from there and takes a RAZOR edge and keeps it with relatively easy honing.
It is RAZOR sharp right now and has been professionally edged so that it can literally shave you if called upon to do so. If you've never before used carbon steel knives, you're in for a true revelation: carbon steel knives attain RAZOR sharpness with great ease and can be rehoned without the assistance of a blacksmith, unlike overly hardened modern stainless knives. You must wipe the blade dry with each use, but this minor inconvenience is much more than offset by superior performance. True professional chefs and butchers have always preferred carbon steel knives, and once you've incorporated one into your arsenal, you'll soon want more.
Handle is tightly-grained and darkly patinated American beechwood of the highest quality, slightly rounded for comfort, warm to the touch and beautiful to behold, now richly mellowed by the passing of many years and the touch of many hands. And NOTHING will make faster work of game or livestock, if you're butchering your own. The curved shape of the blade allows for perfect and sure cutting on a single stroke--every time--and has numerous uses in any gourmet kitchen, amateur or professional.
Because of this knife's heft, however, it was often drafted into duty in camps, on chuckwagons, and especially popular was its deployment on ships of every description, from freighters to tugs to fishing vessels. My own knife like this has the name of a freighter stamped into the handle scales. They were often kept on deck or on a pier piling in order to make a fast severance of a mooring line or trap line in an emergency--THWAP!!! And that line would be CUT. Fishmongers, too, loved them for their abilty to whack most any fish in half or headless with a single blow.People ask me all the time about my favorites and I can say unequivocally that this is my single favorite Foster Brothers butcher knife. An outstanding piece in every respect for use or display and a true find, offered in heirloom-quality condition. 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?
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HEAVY & WIDE Carbon Steel Chef's Butcher Knife" is in sale since Wednesday, June 29, 2016. 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.