Please read our Terms below for details. It would be almost impossible to overstate the quality or beauty of what can only be described as one of the very finest chef knives of its kind you'll ever hold in your hand. Just look at it--a thing of beauty and a work of the cutler's art. At 17" long with a 12" blade, you would be forgiven to think it was a massive chef knife, like one of the big old U. At this weight, which is less than a Wusthof Classic 8 chef knife, it's a nimble and agile demon in any chef's hands and a knife that enjoys all of the advantages of greater size with none of the downsides.
It belonged to my late brother, who was a professional chef, and he bought it in Japan more than thirty years ago, decades ahead of today's craze for Japanese steel. It's one of several he brought back by this maker, Tamako Masanori, who he favored quite a bit, though I've never been able to learn more about them. It's also the only one of them to have the maker's name on it in English lettering; the others are marked only in Japanese kanji identical to those stamped into this one's blade and bolster. To say the least, it's the PERFECT all-purpose chef knife.It enjoys an amazingly fine blade, hand-forged in Japanese carbon steel of the finest quality, hand-honed RAZOR sharp enough to shave with. If you know more about its maker please drop us a line and we'll gladly add that info to this ad and give you credit for doing so. What is no mystery at all, of course, is the superb quality of this knife--off the charts. Blade is hand-forged carbon steel with a thin blade that is as stiff and strong as a hunting knife, perfect for cutting fish, cutting rolled sushi or any more traditional Western chores like dicing, mincing and chopping veggies, fruits, meats--you name it. Handle is desert ironwood, which is incredibly rare for a Japanese made knife of this type hafted over the tang using three brass rivets. Condition is used but excellent with no problems of any kind, ready to work the moment you take it out of the box. By any true measure this knife will thrill collector and user alike as something singular and something any owner would rightly come to think of 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.
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The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.