You may have never heard of Gustav Emil Ern knives before but in Germany and throughout the rest of Europe they were once one of the best-known (and definitely one of the most expensive) brands of knives among professional chefs, butchers and others who value the finest cutlery. They were made in Solingen, Germany and had a cleaver in a butcher block as their logo, which can be found on the blade of this particular knife. The company failed many years ago due to an inability to compete with larger German makers like Wusthof and Henckels, who more greatly emphasized marketing, while true craftsmen like Ern were emphasizing quality. It's a rare specimen not only for its condition, but especially for its size.The blade on this piece still retains its factory shine, like stainless, but is true carbon steel, and will discolor normally with use. If you've only used stainless steel knives until now, you will find a refreshing experience of oustanding performance in using a fine vintage carbon steel blade such as this.
Easier to hone to a razor's edge and easier still to keep it that way, carbon blades require the user to keep them dry to prevent rusting, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance provided. Knowledgable chefs and butchers alike have always preferred carbon to stainless blades, and once you've used one, you'll soon know why. Best of all, though, is the fact that because it was made sometime in the 1950's--1960's, this knife pre-dates the European cutlery industry's widespread 1987 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 unless it is subjected to abusive conditions. Even among the finest contemporary knives, there is a quantum loss of overall quality that most consumers cannot perceive until the knives are in use side by side with one like this.THEN you'll see for yourself, how superior a blade can be when made with the finest possible materials and true craftsmanship, for which there is no substitute, rather than with the marketing prowess of a multinational corporation concerned only with the numbers of its distribution. Measures 9.25" long with a fully hand-forged 5" blade that is almost truly triangular--MUCH more French than German--with a needle-fine point that will get you places other parers can only dream about.
Hand-forged with integral bolster and full, tapered tang, in this nice, handy size, it's proof positive once again that the finest things usually come in smaller packages. As such it's an easy fit for smaller hands to use as a chef's knife and a nice paring/utility knife for larger hands.
It's particularly verstatile, and is adept at reducing 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 using what you'll soon come to think of as an heirloom. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that 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. All items come from a smoke-free home.
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The item "UNUSED Vintage GUSTAV EMIL ERN Chef's Carbon Steel Larger Paring Knife RARE" is in sale since Friday, March 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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