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. This superb vintage chef knife is over 50 years old, yet has never been used. It has picked up some discoloration from decades of storage and the brass outer rings of its old-fashioned birdseye rivets have some corrosion on them, but still has it's 100% in every way. It was produced in Maniago--Italy's cutlery-making capital--by Due Cigni (two swans), a company that never imported their wares into this country but which enjoyed a SUPERB reputation in Italy itself. It's a medium-sized knife (7.25" blade, 12" long overall) made with just the right amount of heft for it to serve as the main chef knife for smaller hands or as a blazingly fast light-duty piece for larger ones.
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 genuine cherrywood handle scales fixed onto the tapered tang of its entirely hand-forged blade, using hand-forged brass and steel birdseye rivets. Though its blade is shiny like stainless, 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. Most desirable about this piece, in our opinion, is its double-convex, radius-ground edge, which can attain the sharpest possible cutting geometry when finished.
Surprising to many younger buyers will be the fact that the edge was not at all sharp when we obtained this knife, though it is razor sharp now, haivng been expertly edged for this sale. In the old days many professional chefs preferred to receive their knives unfinished in order to apply their own edge, and they did not consider a knife fit for use until they had a chance to do so. We urge the utmost in caution, however, or a careless mistake will send one to the E. Like all of the finest knives in the world, it's full of the details which announce that the knife was made with only one objective--to be the finest possible. It's as fine a knife to hold and feel as it is to use, the Italian equivalent of a fine vintage Sabatier.For usage, there's NONE finer, or simply makes a VERY fine addition to any collection. 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.
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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 DUE CIGNI Italian Hand-forged Chef Knife withRAZOR SHARP 7.25 Blade" is in sale since Sunday, January 8, 2017. 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.