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. To say the least, this is a rare and beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved piece, hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style that is uniquely British, though heavily influenced by the French.
Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly round and elongated French bolster, which allows your fingertips to achieve maximum contact with the knife for better control than its German counterparts. The piece is stamped BONAFIDE, JOHN WIGFALL & CO. SHEFFIELD, and dates to late Victorian times of the 19th Century. As such, its condition is remarkable, since the handle is horn (with almost all of its original finish, which is somewhat astonishing) and most horn handles of this vintage have LONG ago disintegrated; a regular coating of mineral oil or lanolin will continue to protect blade and handle alike.
The quality of its hand-forged carbon steel blade and beautiful handle is exquisite. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding. It's superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance. At 10" long with a 6" blade, this is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, but it truly excels at finer work, like mincing a clove of garlic or reducing a small handful of your garden's freshest herbs into smaller piles of aromatic goodness.Whether you're a larger hand seeking a smaller knife for light duty or larger paring/utility knife, or are a smaller hand seeking a rock solid main knife, you will not find a sharper, more functional blade. For the purposes of this sale, it has been given a WICKEDLY sharp, professional edge the likes of which most chefs, even professionals, are unfamiliar. You could literally shave with it. A sharp knife is far safer than a dull one, but please do give it the utmost respect in use or a careless user may find themselves in the ER requiring fingertips. 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. 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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If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. 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 "Antique WIGFALL Sheffield Paring or Small Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, January 28, 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.