UNUSED Vintage Henckels Chef's Smaller, HEAVY Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife
Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Hand-forged in Solingen, Germany by J. Henckels sometime in the mid-1900's this outstanding vintage professional quality chef's meat cleaver offers an unusual combination of compact size and serious heft and, amazingly, has NEVER been used. It has picked up some VERY minor, VERY superficial coloring on its carbon steel blade from decades but it has NEVER been used. Weighing in at 20.4 ounces it comes with a very heavy duty blade that's capable of dispatching just about anything your kitchen can throw at it. With its sturdy 6" x 3.26" carbon steel blade (it's 11.5 overall) and full tang it is as useful as it is beautiful. It's ready to serve a useful lifetime at work in your kitchen, and whether you're using it to butcher game or livestock, or for all-purpose cooking, it's one of the most effective cleavers you'll ever use. It's very difficult to find knives of this vintage, though you'll certainly want to, since the handle is beechwood rather than plastic and the blade was hand-forged from crucible cast steel (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today. The difference is real-I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often. A very slight amount of contaminant in recycled steel can be made quite evident under the stress of even normal usage. Beech handles give the knife a warmth and a feel you just can't duplicate with the plastic that dominates the market in contemporary knives. Condition is excellent with no problems of any kind and the edge is pristine. Also makes an excellent and surprising gift for the amateur or pro chef on your list.
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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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
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