RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP

RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP
RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP

RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP
Please read our Terms below for details. This gorgeous antique French-style chef knife is nothing less than a work of the cutler's art, doubly so because it was made with an ultra-fine stag handle instead of wood. As you can see, too, this stag has mellowed to a golden hue, more richly and lustrously colored now than when it was new, yet entirely undiminished in any way as to its solidity and strength. And as beautiful as it is to behold it's still very much a wolf in sheep's clothing, found here in excellent condition with no problems of any kind, and still fully capable of reshaping your notions about what a great chef knife can do in even the most demanding professional kitchen. You'll need to use it just once to know that's it's capable of a world of speed, precision and authority. Its nogent-style blade was fully hand-forged in the late 19th Century by Russell in their Green River Works in Massachusetts. Knives of this construction were rare in the United States, since the expense could only be afforded by families of wealth who were much more ready to pay top dollar for a French or English knife, the common wisdom among the rich of the time being that if anything was made in Europe it MUST be better. THEY COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG! This knife is at LEAST on par with the finest being produced at that time by anyone in France or England.

American steel used by Russell at the time was mostly from Pennsylvania and the upper Midwest, and of exceptional quality. This blade SINGS when thumped with a finger, a sure sign of quality (though not necessarily the ultimate test, since many superb knives do not sing, because of the way they're built). While the steel was uniquely American, the knife is crafted in a timelessly French style, a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship, rare to be found in such near-perfect condition, especially considering that the knife was probably used on a daily basis in some huge country estate's private kitchen or in one of the fine haute cuisine eateries of a large city like New York, Philadelphia or Boston. This piece's super-fine blade is identical to those usually found on a nogent-handled French-made piece, with a hidden, rat-tail tang. With its beautiful stag handle, this knife most likely came from a fancy carving set or viande, but the blade is identical to the finest nogent-style chef knife blades--forged much thinner than most modern chef knives but sacrificing nothing in the way of strength and stability--the very essence of what constitutes expert craftsmanship in forging a blade.

It also enjoys a VERY long false edge, which thins the front of the blade even further beyond what the bladesmith could accomplish at the forge. This blade is full and RAZOR sharp, affixed to the stag handle by virtue of an iron ferrule, very much, again, in the nogent style. The stag itself is a functional and comfortable as it is beautiful, providing the hand with a BEAUTIFUL grip. For most users this will feel like a custom-made grip.

Expertly hand-forged from virgin steel, it's as good as it gets and beats by a mile just about anything in the modern market, where robotically controlled mass production has all but eliminated craftsmanship from cutlery, as any visit to your local mall will confirm. Its finely pointed blade measures 9-3/8" long (knife is 14.75" long overall) and can do just about any task demanded of it in any kitchen, amateur or professional. From slicing (it will WAFERIZE an onion) to chopping chores its usefulness is limited only by your imagination.

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It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, May 31, 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.
RARE Antique RUSSELL Green River Carbon Steel Chef Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP

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