As such, it's FAR sharper than when it was new and far sharper than most knives ever can be. Its handles are the star of the show, inlaid with a somewhat abstract clover design at bolster and pommel in clad pewter over its beautifully grained rosewood scales--fully intact, free of cracks, pinned over a full and tapered tang.
It's an old 19th Century pattern that outshines and outclasses anything in the modern marketplace by a country mile. The entire piece has a great patina from the passing of many years and the touch of many hands. Its maker's mark belongs to America's oldest cutlery and is stamped, LANDERS FRARY AND CLARK, PATENTED SEPT.
25TH 1866, indicating the piece's patent date, though its actual date of manufacture could be as recent as the early 20th century. Even more than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen. It is a VERY remarkable knife, indeed, waferizing garlic and anything else you'll put in its way. Measuring 8-3/8" in length with a deft 4-3/8" blade, it's the ideal knife for peeling, paring and other precision work. You know how difficult it is to come by fine, smaller chef knives in carbon steel, since most knowing chefs won't part with theirs until they're dead or the knife is worn out.
Do your kitchen arsenal a favor and don't pass on this gem. Also will make an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for 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? 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 item "RAZOR SHARP Antique 1866 Landers Frary & Clark Chef's Carbon Steel Paring Knife" is in sale since Sunday, September 24, 2017. 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.