This is a rare and beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved master chef knife hand-forged and crafted at the height of that legendary cutlery company's prowess, in the years just before the Great Depression. Best known for making some of the finest and most highly prized pocket knives this country has ever produced, Case didn't make many chef knives for mostly agrarian America, but when they did they were, like this one, a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. It is found here with a 10.25" blade (15-3/8" overall), the the quintessential chef knife size. Condition is excellent with no problems whatsoever to handle or blade--just darkly and beautifully patinated, as you'd fully expect from a knife approaching 100 years old.
In one key way, too, it's BETTER than new, having received a WICKEDLY sharp, RAZOR's edge that is guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded user. In terms of its quality, materials and condition, it's on par with the best in the world.The quality of its hammer-forged carbon steel blade and old-growth walnut handles is exquisite (like any antique wood, handles should get a thin layer of mineral oil from time to time to keep it looking young and fresh), all expertly bolstered in pewter and hafted onto the fatted tang. As you'd expect from only the finest knives, its center of gravity is in the center of your hand. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding and its superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance: you will not find a sharper, more functional blade. This is the perfect knife for reducing large piles of foods into much smaller piles of chopped, diced and minced ingredients for inclusion in your finest recipes, and so nicely is it balanced that one could use it all day without fatigue.
It's also superb at creating paper-thin slices of turkey breast, roasts of every description, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever--always on a single stroke. If you're someone who takes their knives seriously, as I do, you'll instantly recognize the value of such a piece.
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!
A beautiful piece for use or for display among a collector's finest cutlery, and an heirloom quality piece in heirloom condition. 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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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "XL Antique CASE XX Bolstered Hammer-Forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, February 22, 2020. 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.