If you're like me, you want one that is long, comfortable in the hand with exceptional balance, with just the right amount of heft and RAZOR sharp. Not only does this knife fit the bill on all of those counts, but it does so in spades (the spade just happens to be the logo of this maker, found on blade and inlaid flush on the handle). It was forged by hand in Solingen, Germany by Friedrich Herder and Sons, who were, in my humble opinion, the finest of all the now-defunct German cutlery companies (the Herder name has been reborn but their wares no longer have the grandeur they once did). It's an older piece in superb conditon and is RAZOR sharp in a way that modern knives never are, and full of the kind of expensive, labor-intensive details and quality that ultimately contributed to the demise of this once-dominant maker. It measures 15.75" with a 10" blade and is capable of a WORLD of possibilities that modern knives can't manage, even in the most skilled hands.And while this singular knife is outshining all the rest in performance, it's also a piece of quite breathtaking eye candy, as well. Unlike today's mass-produced, hot-drop forged blades i. By machine, it enjoys a hand-forged blade, as evidenced by its tapered tang, made from superior virgin carbon steel. As such, it is quite superior to that made today by any but the most demanding custom cutlers. I estimate the age of the piece as sometime between the world wars, as evidenced by its spade logo rivet inlaid on its ebony handle. Though the blade retains much of its original factory shine, the blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, not stainless, and will hold a razor's edge with relatively easy honing. 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!
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