Please read our Terms below for details. This is a rare and beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved chef's kitchen knife hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style. Its blade markings are clear and present as well as complete, but they don't name any maker, reading, along with the crown logo, "V R [Victoria Regina], WARRANTED, SHEAR STEEL, " dating this piece back to the reign of Queen Victoria, indicating it's at LEAST 119 years old, as of this writing (her reign ended in 1901). The style of its construction, however, tells us it's much older, probably dating to the 1870's-1880's. Remarkably, it is in perfectly useful and rock solid condition, incredibly well-preserved after all these years and there could be no more fitting tribute to the quality and craftsmanship with which it was made.
Its solid (bovine) bone handle scales are brass-pinned over a full and tapered tang, which is integral with blade and bolster. It's 100% solid, stable and free of any hairlines, chips or other problems.
A thin coating of mineral oil (or lanolin) on handle and blade will keep both looking your for another century or two. This knife is a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. It measures 8" long with 4" blade, a VERY handy piece that will slice, dice, make a sandwich or do just about anything you require of it, from paring to cutting meats. It's elegant enough to serve at even the most refined table, cutting charcuterie, slicing sausages--ANYTHING--but it's tough as nails and will thrive in even the most demanding or busy kitchen, amateur or professional. And just look at it--it is a thing of beauty and a work of the cutler's art.
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 and whether you're a larger hand seeking a smaller knife for light duty or a smaller hand seeking a rock solid main knife, you will not find a sharper, more functional piece.
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. 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 fingers. 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! An instant heirloom for user and collector alike and the kind of knife anyone would be happy to pass down to future generations. 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. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it.
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We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. 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 1800s Victorian Sheffield Carbon Steel Paring Knife withBone RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, July 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.