RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP

RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP

RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
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 is an extraordinary knife with extraordinary size and width, sacrificing NOTHING in the way of balance, precision and performance. It's marked on its handle, "Fleur-de-Lis, " along with a fleur-de-lis logo, indicating it was made many years ago in Theirs, France, by this once-proud French maker, now-defunct. Constructed in the classic French chef's configuration, you're looking at one of the finest pieces of professionally cutlery ever produced, in a size to make any chef's mouth water. It's a bit of an oddball for a French-made knife, design-wise, in that it does not have an elongated bolster and is shaped more in what we might normally think of as a German-made or American-made knife. The reason was to lighten the knife and to permit its user to work at light-speed without losing fingertips. It succeeds on both fronts astonishingly. It was hand-forged from fine, virgin cutlery steel at a time when such attention to quality was the norm rather than the exception, and it has everything going for it one could hope to have in a chef's knife.

In addition to the superb quality of its carbon steel, it was hafted with exceptionally fine, dark, old-growth rosewood handles, triple-riveted over a full and finely tapered tang. As remarkable as its handles, though, is its size, which is BIG, with an EXTRA-WIDE 14.5" blade that's 3.25" wide at its base (knife is 20.25 long overall). In my esteem, however, the knife's single most desirable quality is the lightness, balance and speed that it enjoys in the hand, despite its rather large footprint. This is NOT a cuisine massive, one of those very heavy duty knives that are more common in this length, and it weighs in at a VERY lithe and manageable 14.2 ounces--which is a true testament to the skill and fineness with which it was forged. It is, instead, a graceful giant, capable of turning your inner demon loose in the kitchen, to the utter horror of onions, celery or anything else you need to chop fast and furious.

I have NEVER seen another knife of this size handle so well--you could easily accomplish any job in the kitchen with it, including precision work of every description. Best of all, though, is the knife's condition, which is excellent, despite being well over 50 or 60 years old. Though its blade still has plenty of shine, like stainless, it is, in fact, carbon steel and must be kept dry during use. If you've never used carbon steel knives before, you're in for a treat.

Only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes using it a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! Best of all, we've had it professionally edged by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, one of the best in the business, and as such it is FAR sharper than most knives ever can be--FAR sharper than when it was new. Whether you're a chef, collector or simply someone who appreciates the finest cutlery for any purpose, here's an excellent opportunity to upgrade your arsenal with something singularly special, that you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom.

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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "RARE Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018.

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 Vintage FLEUR-DE-LIS France WIDE Carbon Steel 20.25 Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP


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