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.Please read our Terms below for details. This is a knife for users and collectors alike to truly get excited about. With a purely French design, solid jacaranda wood handles and its RAZOR sharp carbon steel blade, this beautiful knife was hand-forged well over 100 years ago but still outperforms by un kilometre just about anything in the modern market. Blade is clearly tamped, "Trente Deux, Dumas Aine, 32, " bearing the mark of a company that is still in business today, though their knives are no longer being imported into this country as they once were. It's an older brand that dates back to the earliest days of France's industrial revolution, though their earliest knives were marked only with the number 32.
There's no way to date it precisely, but its iron-pinned handles and its overall quality would indicate late 19th-very early 20th Century and probably no newer or older than that. Regardless of its exact age, its performance and quality are timeless.
The knife has a full, RAZOR-sharp 9.5" blade and measures 14-3/8" overall--the quintessential chef knife size for use in chopping and slicing. For the rest of us it's an absolutely perfect knife for just about anything your kitchen can throw at it. It's in REMARKABLY good condition with no chips, cracks or looseness at all.The entire piece has been rubbed almost smooth by many years and the touch of a thousand hands, giving it the kind of glow--a patina--that simply can't be duplicated. If you've never used a knife like this before, you're in for a treat. Its carbon steel blade takes a razor's edge easily, unlike today's overly-hardened blades, which nearly require you to be a blacksmith to re-hone. The most outstanding quality of the knife is, though, the comfort and balance it enjoys in your hand--ergonomics meets classical antique. Like all superior chef's cutlery, it feels like it belongs in your hand. If you appreciate the beauty and functionality of a great knife, YOUR time has come to acquire what will soon become one of your all-time favorites--a piece you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. Be sure to check our auctions over the next few weeks for more cutlery suprises!
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique DUMAS AINE Trente Deux 32 France XL Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR KEEN" is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 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.