Please read our Terms below for details. This is a rare and fine knife and though it has been used and is a little rough in some spots, it would be very hard to find better. Or more effective, because this fine piece was made to be used, even today, well over 100 years after it was made. It's an extra-heavy-duty piece that was originally made for a variety of uses in every serious kitchen, from chopping veggies to splitting the carcasses of smaller livestock like lamb, veal, goat and sheep.It was made in Paris by Guyot Freres but it also bears the Tichet name; both are among the finest French names but one of them was probably functioning as distributor for the other. No matter--its quality is no mystery at all, evident in even the smallest detail.
Called in French a cuisine massif or chef de chef it's what in English would be called a lobster splitter, lamb splitter or just heavy-duty chef knife. Whatever you use it for, whatever you call it... It is still in perfectly useful condition, ready to work straight out of the box at the very highest level in even the most demanding kitchen, meat locker or on even the most heavily salted boat (fishermen and fishmongers also love these). It has one of the finest hand-forged carbon steel blades you'll ever find on any knife, hafted over a full and tapered tang with African ebony handle scales of the finest quality using three iron pins. Truly, it's a thing of beauty, though a bit rustic now from time and touch.Its massive carbon steel blade was hand-forged at a time when the French were producing the best kitchen knives in the world. The entire piece is beautifully weathered and it just begs to be held. Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able.
Carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge like no other and it can still do more than its share of butchering of game or livestock. For this sale we've had it edged by Ross Cutlery of downtown Los Angeles--the best in the business--and it's now RAZOR keen in a way that very few knives ever are. It is guaranteed to thrill. Its handles are as warm and comfortable in the hand as they are easy on the eye. Comes with a whopping 12-5/8" blade (a whopping 17-7/8" overall length) that is 2.75 wide and weighing in at an impressive 21.8 ounces.
If you're simply collecting, you're in luck--this is a rare opportunity to add some authenticity and quality--not to mention SIZE--to your collection with this massive knife that user and collector alike will come to regard as an heirloom. And don't listen to the anybody: SIZE. 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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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique GUYOT Tichet French Chef's or Butcher Lamb Splitting Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 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.