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This is just an incredible knife in every way and in terms of its quality of design, materials, craftsmanship, condition and especially performance, it is a work of the cutler's art. I bought it at a gun show in the early 1980's but it was old at the time and I think it dates to the years either during or shortly after the Second World War.It has the look and materials of knives that were often made by bored servicemen working in military machines shops and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that was where it was made. Where it was made, though, is secondary to how well it was made and that is world-class. Its fine, mirror-polished blade was hand-forged from some very fine carbon tool steel, which we've had professionally sharpened by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business. As such, it's now WICKEDLY, RAZOR sharp in a way that very few other knives ever can be. Handle is stacked rings pf black, brown and red micarta with solid, machined brass bolster and pommel holding them rock solid and tight. The entire piece is in superb, pristine conditon.
There is no maker's marking of any kind and that is truly a shame because this maker deserves to come forward and take a bow. The maker's name is also only secondary to the quality of this knife, however, and I sincerely hope whoever buys it does so with an eye towards using it. Sure, it would be the centerpiece of most collections but this beauty was made to be used. This knife is NOT one of those clunkers which look good in the photos then feel like a brick in your hand.
This knife has some true substance to it but it's balanced and you will wield it with confidence and authority, not fear! Its cutting geometry is impressive, with a full curvature to the sides of its blades that give it the most profound double-convex edge.To say the least, it is RAZOR sharp. It is also very easy to keep that way, owing not only to its carbon steel construction but also to this geometry, which demands you remove the least amount of steel in the honing process, also prolonging the life of the blade. Blade has even been silver-soldered onto its brass bolster. Handle and blade are seamlessly joined and reinforced by virtue of its solid brass bolstering, which completes the picture quite nicely. This is truly an heirloom quality knife. While it's a truly eye-popping design to behold, the real genius of the knife is in the using, and in terms of its performance you'll find none better at any price. Comfortable in the hand and beautifully balanced, it's one of the handiest knives ever made, ideal for any job in the kitchen, from creating paper-thin slices of onion to reducing a large handful of your garden's freshest herbs into pesto to making yourself a late-night sandwich--a knife to be greatly treasured for generations to come, and something you'll be thrilled to own and pass along to your heirs. It measures 14.5" long with a 9.25" blade, but in terms of satisfaction for yourself or the lucky gift recipient, the measure of such a knife is off the charts. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it is just superb in every which way. A unique and useful sure to be the new favorite of user or collector alike.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!!The item "SUPERB Hand-forged Vintage Brass-Bolstered Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 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.