XL Antique Russell GRW Carbon Steel Chef's/Fishmonger's Cimeter Butcher Knife

XL Antique Russell GRW Carbon Steel Chef's/Fishmonger's Cimeter Butcher Knife

XL Antique Russell GRW Carbon Steel Chef's/Fishmonger's Cimeter Butcher Knife

Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is some butcher knife with so much going for it it's hard to know where to start. This SUPERB vintage butcher knife is a somewhat rare and unusual find--a premium-quality piece in a style that has been called, alternately over the years, a scimitar, a cimeter or just a curved steaking knife, but by any name its quality shines through in every detail.

Hand-forged in Massachusetts by Russell, in their legendary Green River Works, it is an older piece that dates most likely to the years shortly before the Great Depression of the early 1930's, as evidenced by its stamped, rather than etched, makers' marks. Though it has been used and sharpened extensively, it's still in excellent, ready-to-go-to-work condition--BETTER THAN NEW in terms of the sharpness of its edge, which has been honed so razor sharp for the purpose of this sale that it will literally shave a man's face. In terms of its performance, it's as good as any butcher knife has a right to be in cutting and trimming steaks and other cuts from a larger side or carcass--nicely balanced in the hand, even though it has a 10.25" carbon steel blade (15.5" overall length).

I don't think this particular knife was used to cut meats, though. Its twine-wrapped handle was most often used for cutting fish, though of course there were exceptions since anyone who knows a great knife would need to hold one of this just once to want it no matter WHAT the purpose.

The blade of this particular knife is hand-forged and is sturdy and stiff enough to be used as a hunting knife, if needed. It has a tapered tang and is truly remarkable. Blade is hafted onto gorgeously mellowed and patinated beechwood handles that are fixed to a full and tapered tang and completely wrapped in oiled twine. If you've been looking for just the right vintage butcher knife, one that has mellowed only in appearance, but still carries a big-time BITE, look no further.

Is blade is 100% carbon steel, which takes a RAZOR edge and keeps it with relatively easy honing. If you've never before used carbon steel knives, you're in for a true revelation: carbon steel knives attain RAZOR sharpness with great ease and can be rehoned without the assistance of a blacksmith, unlike overly hardened modern stainless knives. You must wipe the blade dry with each use, but this minor inconvenience is much more than offset by superior performance.

True professional chefs and butchers have always preferred carbon steel knives, and once you've incorporated one into your arsenal, you'll soon want more. And NOTHING will make faster work of game or livestock, if you're butchering your own.

The curved shape of the blade allows for perfect and sure cutting on a single stroke--every time--and has numerous uses in any gourmet kitchen, amateur or professional. 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?

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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. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "XL Antique Russell GRW Carbon Steel Chef's/Fishmonger's Cimeter Butcher Knife" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 2019.

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.


XL Antique Russell GRW Carbon Steel Chef's/Fishmonger's Cimeter Butcher Knife


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