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 made in Massachusetts by Russell, one of this country's most legendary makers in their equally legendary Green River Works.It was constructed in the classic French chef's Nogent-style configuration--one of the finest professional cutlery blades ever produced in the USA. It dates to the mid-late 1800's and at this time in the company's history they were much better known for their Green River Works hunting and skinning knives, often credited in popular lore for helping to win the west. Its blade was hand-forged from fine, virgin cutlery steel with a beautifully sculpted handle carved from a single chunk of the finest African ebony--as warm to the touch as it is pleasing to the eye. It's a piece that was made by men who took enormous pride in the quality of the goods they produced at a time when such attention to quality was the norm rather than the exception.
It has everything going for it one could hope to have in a fine kitchen knife in terms of the quality of its materials, craftsmanship, condition and especially performance. For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally edged by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business.As such, it is now RAZOR keen in a way that very few knives ever can be--guaranteed to thrill. The handle is solid African ebony of the finest quality, beautifully curved and expertly sculpted in the classic French birdshead profile with an extra-elegant and more highly-pronounced curvature, reinforced at the bolster with an iron ferrule. Condition is still quite excellent--especially for a knife 150 years old or so--as you can see--entirely free of any of the hairlines that too often bedevil knives of this age and style--100% solid in every way.
You might be surprised to read here that this American-made French-style knife is every bit as refined as those made in Thiers, but I sincerely believe it is better than the great majority of the vintage French brands I've seen. Notice the way the blade was forged with a blade that is finely tapered and lightweight without once sacrificing strength.
It's quite different from any German knife of the same size in that this greater degree of taper and finesse also permit it to be used--quite effectively, I might add--to chop, dice, mince and slice. This knife's finest single attribute is the balance and feel it enjoys in your hand. At 14-5/8" long with a 8.75" blade that's surprisingly thin for its size, less than 1/8 thick at the top of its handle, tapering whisper thin at the tip, allowing the user to enjoy the highest degree of precision but it is not exceptionally flexible. This is the essence of outstanding hand-forging, this quality of being thin yet strong; I challenge you to find better. It's absolutely heirloom quality in every respect, and ready to serve several more generations of your family, either as part of a collection or for use in the most discriminating kitchen.If you've never used carbon steel knives before, you're in for a treat. Only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes using it a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! Whether you're a chef, collector or simply someone who appreciates the finest things in life for any purpose, here's an excellent opportunity to upgrade your kitchen with something truly special that you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. 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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WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. 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 Civil War-Era RUSSELL Green River Works Sabatier-style Chef/Cook's Knife" is in sale since Friday, July 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware Sets". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.