In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This GORGEOUS old carbon steel chef's knife is beautifully balanced in the hand and will speed through any kitchen's most demanding or most delicate chopping tasks. Hand-forged by Dexter in Southbridge, Mass.
It comes in a highly-desirable medium size, yet is substantial enough to handle any job, fully capable of reducing large piles of whole vegetables into much smaller piles of aromatic goodness for inclusion in your finest recipes. Handle is gorgeous old-growth rosenwood, warm to the touch and easy on the eyes, stamped, "4898 Dexter, " on one side of its handle with it's oiriginal distributor's name on the other. As photos show its condition is EXCELLENT with a full blade and handles that are stable and tight with no problems of any kind.
If you've never before used a carbon steel knife, you're in for a most pleasant surprise. Only carbon steel takes a RAZOR edge easily and does not shatter like their stainless steel relatives especially Henckels! I've lost 3 this way. And outperforms stainless steel in almost every way. You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it.
This knife has been used and sharpened but comes with full blade and undamaged handles. Best of all, perhaps, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care. You can literally shave your face with it. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory.
Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to most home cooks (and to many professional chefs) of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness, but please exercise MAXIMUM caution, since a careless user may find himself in the E. Measures 14" long with 8.5" blade, but in terms of performance, it comes up HUGE by any measure. An outstanding piece of vintage professional grade cutlery, offered here at substantially less than you'd expect to pay for a contemporary stainless steel chef's knife with a inferior blade made from recycled steel stock. Don't pass up an opportunity to truly elevate the quality of cutlery in YOUR kitchen, amateur or professional.
And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter.
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The item "OLDER Vintage Dexter Medium-sz. Carbon Steel Chef Knife withRAZOR SHARP 8.5 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.