Please read our Terms below for details. This superb vintage knife dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and was hand-forged in Guimaraes, Portugal. It's clearly stamped, "NELO GUIMARAES, REGISTRADA, " and it's a rare piece at several levels.There simply weren't many makers of such knives at all in Portugal, and few of those were signed. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to learn anything about this maker but if you know something I will be happy to add it to this description and credit you (or not) if you like.
This design could probably best be characterized as the perfect synthesis of a classic French butcher knife, the chef knife and the classic Swiss cleaver. Its hand-forged blade was made with an integral bolster and full, hidden tang. It is a wicked, RAZOR sharp force to be reckoned with capable of doing SO much more than just pesto. I can do everything your French-style chef knife can do and a lot more, from chopping, dicing, and mincing to trimming meats or carving a turkey.
It could easily become the centerpiece of most serious cutlery collections. Condition is excellent, as photos show. There appears to be the very beginning of a hairline at the bolster but it's impossible to spot and the entire piece is rock solid--mentioned only in the interest of full disclosure.
Any professional chef would be DELIGHTED to own and use such a fine, professional grade piece of cutlery. It was made with a beautiful rosewood handle of the finest quality fixed onto the full and hidden, rat-tail tang, which is peened over at the pommel. This is much like the old nogent-style knives made in France. Though its blade still has some shine, 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. We've had it professionally edged for this sale and we STRONGLY advise exercising the utmost caution in using it or a careless user may very well find himself in the ER needing fingertips.
Like all of the finest knives in the world, it's full of the details which fully demonstrate the beauty of real craftsmanship in cutlery. It's as fine a knife to hold and feel as it is to use, perfectly balanced, gracefully proportioned without ever feeling heavy. Measures 9.5" long with 5.5" blade that's 2.25 wide. For usage, there's NONE finer, or simply makes a VERY fine addition for display in any collection. An heirloom quality piece in heirloom condition and something you'll be proud to pass along to future generations.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.
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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.