Please read our Terms below for details. This is a rare find, indeed, and a most welcome one for its lucky winner. From one of the finest cutlery companies in the world comes this pro-quality vintage Chef's knife from J. Henckels of Solingen, Germany, made with an incredibly fine hand-forged blade with Nogent-style ebony handle, the magnificent French design named for the legendary knifemaking city of the same name. Nogent-style knives utilize a rat-tail tang to pierce the handle, anchored with a corresponding hooked tang rod inserted from the bottom, with a forged carbon steel ferrule at the bolster.
This design (my personal favorite for a vintage chef's knife of any configuation) favors a lighter-weight, higher degree of balance and, in my humble opinion, true craftsmanship and beauty in a chef's knife. The blade is stamped with one of the company's older marks, as you can see, dating it to the era shortly before or after WWI. In terms of its materials, craftsmanship and quality, it's as fine as you'll find anywhere, at any price, and fully equal to the antique Sabatier knives that inspired it (without a doubt, Henckels made this knife to poach customers away from Sabatier). Condition is used but excellent, as you can see in the photos and in one very key way it's BETTER than when it first left the factory, having received a WICKEDLY sharp edge that far exceeds the keen it enjoyed when it first left the factory. It is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most jaded chef.
This is the ideal knife for chopping and mincing but performs just as well at slicing WAFER thin anything unfortunate enough to get in its way. It's WHISPER thin near the tip, yet strong and flexible. Its blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing. If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat. Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance!When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. Measures 15.75" with a 10.25" blade--the quintessential chef knife size--but it's razor edge and balance make it excellent for any job in your kitchen, large or small. A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods.
It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "SUPERB Antique Henckels XL Carbon Steel Nogent-style Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, September 11, 2016.
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.