Up for sale is a high quality vintage Friedr. Herder carbon steel chef's knife, made in Solingen, Germany. It has the easily recognizable brass spade inlay on the handle. This is the large size with the 12 blade, which is harder to find than the smaller sizes. It feels hefty in your hand, but despite the size it's relatively light at 10 oz.
The blade and tang are tapered. The blade measures 12" long and 2-3/16" vertically at the wisest point. The spine is just under 3/16 at the thickest point.
CONDITION : The blade has some scratches from previous sharpening and some staining. The handle has cracks on both sides and a previous owner's initials. Hopefully someone knows how to properly close the cracks and puts this knife to good use. The item "Rare Vintage Friedr. Sohn 12 Carbon Steel Chef's Knife -Spade Inlay" is in sale since Sunday, February 25, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "rustygold_2012" and is located in Lynwood, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.