In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This superb knife is nothing short of fabulous in every way and a true rarity. It has been used and sharpened but is found here in beautiful, rock-solid condition with no problems of any kind. And in one important way, this knife is better than when it was new: it has been given a WICKEDLY sharp, professionally applied edge so profoundly sharp you may shave with it. That's no idle boast and we fully warrantee your satisfaction with this knife.
Produced as model 31714, this knife has a pleasingly round, beechwood handle of the highest quality and comes in a HIGHLY desirably 14.25" blade size (it's 20" overall)--the largest size the company made. Making it more rare is the fact that it has the added factory option of a carbon steel finger-guard which was meant, wisely, to help keep your fingers where they belong--attached to your hand.This knife was made for professional use at a time in this country when the men and women who made it took pride in their work as well as in their tools. The fact of this knife's survival in such fine condition some 50 years after it was made is testament to that. Once a skilled chef or butcher has used a knife like this, they tend to be come fervent converts, proseletyzing as they go along. Blade is Dexter's finest virgin American carbon steel, which must be kept dry. This minor inconvenience is more than offset by superior performance, though, as any chef or butcher can tell you. Known alternately as a bullnose or just as a curved steak knife, it was made to cut steaks, roasts and chops from a side or carcass--in a single stroke. At this size, there is literally nothing that will stand in its way when it's time to separate the steaks from the side. Of course, many knowing chef prefer this kind of knife for everything from slicing meats, carving a turkey, wafering an onion to filleting huge fish--the kind of knife that would be right at home in the arsenal of the finest chef or most discriminating collector. It would be impossible to overstate the quality of this knife, as any old-school chef who has ever used one can attest.
An excellent opportunity to add a thoroughbred to your stable of fine cutlery with a world-class knife that user and collector alike will instantly come to love as an heirloom. 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.
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