Though Dexter-Russell's fine Connoisseur line is still being made today, this oustanding specimen is a nicely preserved beauty from their earlier incarnations, as evidenced by its blade markings and overall shape, which differ from the same model produced today in several ways. Especially evident are its being more finely wrought with a more finely tapered tang and blade, which are noticeably more agile and balanced than those found on today's Connoisseur knives. Every Connoisseur blade from this generation was magnificently forged from the highest-quality stainless steel and their rosewood handle scales were selected for their beauty and graining. If you've never before used a Connoisseur knife, you're in for a great treat. They are as comfortable and effective in use as they are beautiful in appearance.It dates to the 1980's and has been used but it's offered here in excellent condition, as the photos show, and in one VERY key way it's BETTER than new. For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally edged by The Patron Saint of Knives, one of the best in the business, and as such, it's WICKEDLY sharp--FAR sharper than when it was new. Check out his sharpening videos on youtube! He even edged the heel of its bolster, turning a dead end into a powerful engine of performance. In short, this knife ROCKS now in a way that very few ever can. This fully forged chef's knife (model #48-12") is among the finest (and most expensive) made by the company, offered here in the largest size they made, measuring " long overall with a super-fine 12-3/8" blade that's a generous 2.75" wide, providing extra knuckle clearance for safely permitting you to work at warp speed. Despite this considerable size it is no clunker, weighing in at a very manageable 13.4 ounces.
It has a fully hand-forged blade, with a bolster that's flared at the junction of handle and blade, that allows it to be used for heavy-duty chopping, mincing and dicing tasks in the kitchen. It's beautifully balanced, though, to make it just as appropriate for making FAST work of your most delicate herbs, garlic or anything else that comes its way. This is the ONE knife you'll want to take with you on that desert island and there are many chefs who use this style of knife for EVERY job in the kitchen. 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?
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