Please read our Terms below for details. With a hand-forged 11.5" carbon steel blade (the knife is 16-5/8" long overall), this is an exceptional find in every sense of the word, hand-forged in France at a time when the French were still producing the world's finest blades for the kitchen. It dates to the period of early-mid 1900's and is found here in beautifully preserved condition. It was made by a company known as 108 Girodias, a smaller, family-run company from Thiers. This company was much better known for their folding knives and straight razors but the few Girodias knives I've seen have all been premium quality and this is no exception.It's unusual to be found made in this style, with integral blade/bolster and tang because Girodias knives with the nogent-style handles were a lot more common. That's all secondary, though, to the outstanding performance this vintage beauty will deliver, which is entirely contemporary and superb.
Its carbon steel blade and hand-carved, hand-fitted handles are exquisite. Like all of the finest vintage Sabatier knives, this beauty is fully forged with integral blade/bolster/tang that extends the full length of the knife, with double-tapered blade and beautifully tapered tang for maximum balance. Handle is genuine ebony, as warm to the touch as it is pleasing to the eye. Despite it's XXL size, when you use a knife like this, it never feels heavy or awkward.
It feels like an extension of your hand--not a mere object that you're holding--a Rolls Royce for the kitchen. Its superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance.
You will not find a sharper, more functional knife and I challenge you to find a finer, faster knife for reducing a ton of something into a ton of something MUCH smaller. Best of all, it was made before the widespread conversion to the use of recycled steel for making blades. The difference is profound, and I have had several newer knives break on me under duress in the kitchen as a result. This simply won't happen with this knife. Many old-school chefs prefer to use a knife like this for each and every job in the kitchen to show off their superior knife skills!
It's particularly well-suited, though, to reducing large piles of vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats, fish, and poultry into small and tasty piles of cleanly chopped, diced, minced, and chiffonaded ingredients for inclusion in your finest recipes. Whether you're an amateur or professional chef, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking. Here's your chance to relax and let your hands take over.And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that impossible chef on your list! 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?
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The item "RARE XXL Vintage 108 GIRODIAS France WIDE Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 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.