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. At 16" long with an 11" by 1.75 blade, it was made in Carlino, Italy and delivers a HUGE punch in larger hands or small.
This maker never imported their wares into this country and that's a shame. It was made to reduce prosciutto, speck, coppa and other deli meats to WAFER thin slices of gustatory delight and whether you use it for that purpose or for carving your Thanksgiving turkey, you will immediately recognize that you're using one of the finest slicing knives ever made. It enjoys all the benefits of a long blade with none of the downside, getting your slice right on one stroke each and every stroke.
It was made with just the right amount of heft--not too heavy and not too thin--as you'd fully expect from a fine hand-forged carbon steel blade. It comes to us as part of a much larger collection of VERY fine Italian chef's cutlery pieces that we bought; some are rustic pieces, made by their original owners, and some, like this one, are factory-made vintage pieces that would become the showpieces of most collections. This is the ONLY one we have by this maker, though, so get it now or forever wish you had. Like their collector counterparts, any professional chef would be DELIGHTED to own and use such a fine, professional grade piece of cutlery. It was made with beautifully grained African ebony handle scales pinned onto the tapered tang of its entirely hand-forged blade using the old-fashioned birdseye style rivets.Its blade is carbon (non-stainless) steel, and it WILL rust if not properly maintained. This minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance of carbon steel, as any chef over the age of 50 can tell you. For usage, there's NONE finer, or simply makes a VERY fine addition to any collection. Whether for yourself or for the lucky chef or collector on your gift list, one of the finest vintage pieces you'll ever see and something you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom in every way--except the price, which is even less than you'd pay for the same-old, same-old Henckels or Wusthof 10 slicer at your local mall. 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 Vintage CARLINO Italy XXL Chef's WIDE Carbon Steel Prosciutto Slicing Knife" is in sale since Monday, April 3, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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