XL Vintage SWORD & SHIELD Germany Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP
Please read our Terms below for details. This outstanding vintage carbon steel chef's knife is being offered here by Sword and Shield, one of Germany's most outstanding (though, sadly, now defunct) makers, and comes RAZOR sharp, in superb, ready-to-go condition. Handles are solid ebony of the highest quality, warm in the hand and easy on the eye. With its fully forged and bolstered blade, this is every chef's most heavily relied-upon knife in the kitchen, the one that does it all. From chopping, mincing and dicing to slicing and everything in between, you'd better have the best you can afford or cooking will be a miserable task, indeed. No worries with this knife--it is a ROCK STAR that will get the job right the first time, every time. 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! Best of all, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it. This knife is perfectly balanced and fully lives up to the outstanding reputation of all Sword and Shield knives and bladed tools (they were very famous for hunting knives). It was made long ago in Solingen, Germany (1950's--60's), and is a superb representative of the company's ability to produce professional cutlery as good as any other--some of the finest knives ever produced for the kitchen. It's never been easy to find carbon steel Sword and Shield knives in the USA, and it's getting harder all the time, though you'll certainly want to, since the blade is forged from pure virgin steel (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today. The difference is real-I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often. A very slight amount of contaminant in recycled steel can be made quite evident under the stress of even normal usage. This knife has excellent balance and truly feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. As the photos show, it's functionally as good as new and ready to provide a lifetime of outstanding service. It employs a German-style bolster between blade and handle, to permit greater control with the wrist and permits an easier rocking motion when chopping.
Measures 15.25" long with a 10.25" blade--the quintessential chef knife size. Whether you're an amateur or professional chef, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "XL Vintage SWORD & SHIELD Germany Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Friday, February 10, 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany