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. It was a BEAUTIFUL knife when new but had the standard 3-rivets over African ebony handles, which had cracked badly from a losing fight with a garbage disposal into which it had fallen. The friend who damaged it was a talented wood-worker, now deceased, but before he recently passed, replaced the handles of this knife with some unusually fine dessert ironwood handle scales, pinned with an elegant 5 brass-pin pattern over its full and tapered tang.
See for yourself--a work of the knife-maker's art! It is now a beautifully restored reminder of a not TOO long ago era when Wusthof still forged fine, carbon steel blades by hand and still used genuine hardwood handles--impossible to make completely uniform and the kind of product that gives the average engineer fits. In favor of craftsmanship and material quality, it defies all of the business acumen of today in favor of a now-lost ethic of manufacturing which boldly posited that tools should be made to last a lifetime. If you were to inspect this knife side-by-side with its modern Wusthof Classic equivalent, you'd find that the only thing the two share is the brand name. Like all carbon steel knives, it must be kept dry, even during use, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superb edge maintenance and performance offered by carbon steel, as any experienced chef or butcher over the age of 50 can confirm.
The vintage knife's blade also has a finer taper, its handle feels "alive" with the warmth of wood and it enjoys a greater degree of balance in the hand. Not only that, but because its construction pre-dates the use of recycled steel in the making of European cutlery steel, and was forged from virgin steel instead, it is of a higher quality and will not fail under duress, as some overly hardened and embrittled modern steels have and will I've had several break on me. Its condition is nothing short of outstanding.
Best of all, perhaps, is the RAZOR sharp edge it has received in preparation for this sale; caution, please, or a careless user may find himself in the ER needing stitches. Yes, it is that sharp. It comes with a 10.25" carbon steel blade thats 1.25 wide at its base, and measures 15-1/8" overall. It's a great slicer of fish, chicken, turkey, beef, pork, lamb and any other meat on earth. Make no mistake, though, its usefulness is far from limited to meats and it will prove a mean and vicious slicer of any foods unfortunate enough to get in its way, from tomatoes to onions and beyond.Whatever you set your mind to slicing with this knife you may be sure it will be accomplished in a single stroke; there is no higher compliment for any slicer. Will also bring a smile to even the most finnicky chef on your gift list.
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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 "FINE Vintage Customized WUSTHOF Chef's Carbon Steel Slicing Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 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.