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In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is just a beautiful antique butcher knife offered here in beautifully preserved condition. It was made with a stiff and sturdy, hand-forged carbon steel blade bolstered in clad steel over gorgeous rosewood handle, pinned in iron over a full and tapered tang. It was made by Russell some time after 1860 in their legendary Green River Works in Massachusetts. It was made to compete with the better-known (though not better) knives made by English makers in Sheffield, which dominated the markets at the time.
It's now well over 150 years later and this knife is still rock solid enough to use on a daily basis by the serious chef or butcher. It was made with a blade that's as good as it gets--RAZOR sharp, having been professionally edged for this sale by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, one of the best in the business and as such is FAR sharper than when it was new and FAR sharper than most other knives ever can be. Like all carbon steel knives of this vintage it's got a super-fine edge that's easy to hone and a pleasure to use. Its beautiful design just invites the hand to hold and use it. It's clear the piece was meant to be as beautiful as it is useful, and it is VERY useful!
It's as strong and solid as a tank and will last a couple more lifetimes if properly maintained. At 17.5" long with a 12.25" blade there is literally nothing it can't do in the serious kitchen. In terms of its design, materials, craftsmanship, condition and especially performance, it's as good as it gets in a butcher knife and whether you want it as trade bait on your blanket, at the next black powder/rendezvous, for use in your kitchen or meat locker, or simply to display among your finest collector pieces, this is an exceptional knife that is sure to get noticed wherever it goes, and and something you'll rightly be proud to pass along 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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique RUSSELL Green River Works Chef's Bolstered Butcher Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 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.