Please read our Terms below for details. Truly, all of the stars must have been lined up on the day this beautiful vintage knife was made many decades ago because it has everything going for it one could want and more. Or maybe I should say LESS, because its single most outstanding feature is the unbelieveably fine forging of its carbon steel blade, which tapers to whisper thinness in a way that few other Henckels chef knives have, yet sacrificing nothing in the way of strength or performance. THIS is the very essence of craftsmanship in a hand-forged knife and I promise you that the man who created this specimen was a long-time master using his arm, his hammer and his expertise, not some hungover, semi-skilled factory worker operating a pneumatic hammer, as is the case today. It comes in a very handy medium size, measuring 13.5" long with a 8.25" blade but in terms of its balance and feel in the hand, it handles like a much smaller piece.
There is no finer compliment. Henckels of Solingen, Germany, this is a very special vintage piece, found here brimming with all the size, quality and condition one could hope to find and more. This beautiful chef's knife comes hand-forged with integral carbon steel blade/bolster/tang construction, with ebony handles pinned and riveted onto its full and tapered tang, as warm in the hand as it is easy on the eyes.
It's blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing (it is exceedingly sharp right now), ready to begin a new lifetime of outstanding performance for even the most demanding of chefs. It has been used but the knife has only been meticulously maintained throughout its life and condition is nothing short of superb. Best of all it was professionally sharpened for the purpose of this sale and is now razor sharp enough to shave a man's face. 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, and there is nothing you can't do with it. The blade is stamped, J. Henckels Twinworks, Solingen, Germany, 102-8. It's razor sharp and ready to serve a useful lifetime of dicing, chopping, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way.You might not be aware that Henckels knives began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made from virgin steel many, many years prior to that, at a time when the company was fully worthy of their near-legendary reputation for excellence. The difference in quality may surprise you. It's what you should expect from one of Germany's finest cutlery makers and it really is much more beautiful than today's composite-handled equivalent.
Whether you are a professional or amateur chef, you'll instantly come to love this magnificent vintage knife as one of your very favorites. Also will make an exceptionally surprising gift for the discriminating chef on your list.
A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher or my angry and vindictive ghost will haunt you forever. 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.
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It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh.The item "SUPERB Vintage Henckels Carbon Steel Chef Knife withEbony Handles RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, September 30, 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.