In terms of comfort in the hand, ergonomic efficiency and effectiveness in use, it's a dream, and you'll find few contemporary knives to match it. It's the perfect knife for peeling, paring, or even performing a small chef-knife-style chop of onion, garlic or herbs, since its shape echoes that of their larger chef knives.
It comes from one of the finest cutlery brands ever manufactured in Japan incorporating a Western style. Designed by Barry Seibel and produced by Oxford Hall in the 1970's, it comes to you here used but in excellent condition, VERY sharp and ready to perform. To find one in such beautifully preserved condition like this is a rare treat, as you may already know, if you've been searching for one. As the photos show, it's beautifully crafted, made with fully forged bolster/blade/tang construction and with nicely-grained rosewood handles triple-riveted onto a full tang. An exclusive design element to the knives, and a beautifully modernistic one at that, is the greatly oversized third rivet at the butt of the handle.What the photos can't show is that, like all Oxford Hall knives, it is perfectly balanced in the hand, with great "feel" in the center of your palm, where it belongs. Blades were forged from a superb quality high-carbon stainless steel, to allow easier rehoning and upkeep. As a result, you should keep in mind that they are stainLESS, not stainPROOF, so don't subject them to long exposure to acidic foods before washing, or their finish will get a bit dull.
Oxford Hall knives of this line were universally praised for their cutting-edge design as well as for their cutting edge. Notice the slightly forward-swept angle of the bolster/finger guard. Notice the VERY large rivet at the pommel.
Details like this are expensive to manufacture and are not for everyone, but if you'd like the look of your professional tools in the kitchen to contribute to an atmosphere of zeal and creativity, you'll immediately recognize the value of such a piece as this. There's no doubt you want your food to transcend the ordinary. Isn't it time your tools did, too?Blade measures 4" (knife is 8-3/8" overall), but by any measure, an outstanding opportunity to upgrade the cutlery in your kitchen--amateur as well as professional--from merely excellent to extraordinary. 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.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Vintage Oxford Hall Fully Forged Small Chef Knife/Paring Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018. 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.