It's marked on its blade very clearly but we couldn't get a clear photo of the blade stampings. It's also got the classic blacksmith logo on the handle, which is more clear in person than our photo seems to show. In every respect, it's a beautiful piece of exceptional quality, made in the traditional style of a classic Sabatier French chef's knife, and exemplifies the perfection of that icon in every detail. It dates from sometime in the late 1940's-60's and was made at the height of the company's prowess, equal to any the company ever produced.
Today the company is called Alexander, but they still make fine knives in Maniago, Italy's Solingen, Thiers or Sheffield. They no longer make carbon steel knives, but their prices are astronomical compared to other European makers. Italian chef knives in general, and Coricama specifically, were not imported widely into the United States, due mostly to their higher prices and consumers' unfamiliarity with the brands, but in Italy and throughout Europe, Coricamas are WIDELY prized for their superb hand-forged blades and incomparable craftsmanship. Its hand-forged blade and ironwood handles are fitted seamlessly together in a beautifully balanced knife, that's offered here used but still in very good condition with no problems. It has a full, razor-sharp blade and unblemished handles and is ready to work at the very highest level straight out of the box.In one key way, too, it is BETTER than new, having been given a professionally applied edge by Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business. It's guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded and experienced user. The handle is a deeply and darkly patinated ironwood, ideal for chef's knives for its dense and oily water-resistance and its durability. The knife had been superbly maintained by its former owner, a retired chef. It was always kept with a bit of mineral oil and it really shows, with a deep lustre that is simply spectacular, with the blade retaining much of its bright and shiny appearance of stainless, though it is carbon and will discolor over time. Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly elongated, rounded French bolster, which allows your fingertips to achieve maximum contact with the knife for better control than its German counterparts. 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!
Best of all, though, is that it was made prior to the conversion in Europe from using virgin steel to recycled steel in the manufacture of finer knives. As a result, it's FAR less likely to break from embrittlement and will take a finer edge with much greater ease. 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. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one!
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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 "Vintage Coricama Larger Carbon Steel Paring/Smaller Chef Knife Italy RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, October 06, 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.