In this majestic size, with 11-5/8" blade (measures 16-7/8" overall), it never feels heavy and even a user with small hands will find only comfort and balance in wielding it in the ongoing war against unsliced foods. Whether you'll be using it to slice a large roast beast or want something that can consistently produce transparent slices of onion, you'll soon learn that is a thoroughbred Arabian steed for slicing. Though this knife retains much of its original shine, like stainless steel, it is, in fact, carbon steel and must be kept dry during use or will rust and stain.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! This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one.
Notice how the tang of the blade extends all the way through the handle, and the way the tang grows more thin as you get closer to the butt of the handle AND towards the tip? When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding.
Best of all, perhaps, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care. You can literally shave your face with it. 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 most home cooks (and to many professional chefs) of Western indoctrination.
This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness, but please exercise MAXIMUM caution, since a careless user may find himself in the E. As the photos show, it's been used and sharpened but it is still remarkably well-preserved, with full blade and handles free of any cracks, looseness or other problems. 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 a truly unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! 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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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINEST QUALITY Antique Sheffield Chef's XXL Carbon Slicing Knife RAZOR SHARP" 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.