This is a VERY nice find--an outstanding chef knife made in the late 1970s-early 1980's by J. It's a somewhat rare piece, too, because it comes from their International line and was made in Brazil in their earliest years making knives there, as evidenced by its carbon steel, rather than stainless steel blade. Henckels pioneered making their fine knives in Brazil and helped foster the maker that would ultimately become known as Marks and Mundial.
As you can see in the photos this knife is found here in used but still quite excellent condition, made when Henckels was still forging their chef knives with the utmost of skill and craftsmanship. This super-fine blade was hand-forged from crucible cast carbon steel rather than having been stamped mechanically from recycled steel, as has become the practice worldwide since 1987. The difference is profound: I've had several post-1987 knives snap in mid-use, but it simply won't happen with this outstanding blade. For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally edged and it's now more RAZOR-sharp by far than when it first left the factory: guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded chef. Its blade is carbon-steel--beautifully pointed and ground for excelling as every chef's most important tool in any kitchen.
Another one of the best things about it coming from this line of Henckels knives is the inclusion of a nice upgrade to an ironwood handle. Ironwood is naturally dense and water-repellent and it will continue to darken and grow more lustrous with time and touch.
Used mostly for chopping, dicing and mincing but you'll find that many professional chefs prefer this style of slicing knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, including carving and shaving paper-thin slices of prime charcuterie, vegetables and even breads or cakes. 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! This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding.Measures 15-3/8" long with a substantial 10-3/8" blade. Handles are solid ebony, with no cracks or looseness--no problems of ANY kind. An outstanding piece in every respect for use or display and a true find. 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. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.
If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity.
We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere.
REGARDING FEEDBACK: We prefer that you leave us none at all and join us in boycotting this sham. What're they afraid of--the world actually knowing how their greed is manifest? Please don't misunderstand; we're all for making a buck but CENSORSHIP? That has GOT to go! We'll be happy to tell you what we really think but dare not do so over the (easily monitored) intra-net the company runs.Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. The item "Vintage Henckels XL Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP withIronwood SUPERB" is in sale since Saturday, December 02, 2017. 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.