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It's one of their oldest pieces, dating to the late 1800's, and it exhibits the quality of design, materials, craftsmanship and especially performance that made Foster Bros. It was made in upstate New York by the famed Foster Bros. Cutlery company and is beautifully balanced in the hand, ready to speed through any kitchen's most demanding or most delicate chopping tasks. It's substantial enough to handle any job, from shaving wafer-thin slices of turkey breast to slicing onion thin enough to see through, yet never feels unwieldy in the hand, offering all of the advantages of a larger knife and none of the drawbacks. Blade is entirely hand-forged with an integral blade/bolster/tang construction, with the bolster being particularly noteworthy for its unusual shape.This bolster functions not only to dazzle the eye but also to provide the perfect resting place for your hands when using it. With its bird's-head handle it closely resembles a classic Sabatier knife; no wonder they named this one a Franco-Anerican Slicer. So finely forged is this knife's blade that you'll agree, we're sure, that it surpasses even the finest French-made knives. Handles are African ebony of the finest quality, triple brass-pinned over a full and tapered tang, as warm to the touch as they are pleasing to the eye.
Just look at it--a singularly beautiful work of the cutler's art. Condition is excellent, as photos show, 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 and outperforms stainless steel in almost every way, as any veteran user can readily confirm. You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it.
This knife has been professionally edged for this sale and the result is almost frightening; easy to keep sharp, it will serve you a lifetime in razor keen readiness. This knife measures 15" long with 10" blade, but by any measure this is an heirloom-quality knife for user and collector alike and if you're interested in only the very finest, you're in luck because this is only the second of FOUR Foster Bros. Knives of the same pattern we'll be posting for sale tonight: a larger chef knife, a smaller chef knife and a fillet knife. 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. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file.
Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l.
If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "RARE Antique FOSTER BROS. Chef's FRANCO-AMERICAN SLICER Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 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.