Antique Victorian-Era Sheffield Bone-handled Chef's Slicing Knife RAZOR SHARP
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. This is just a SUPERB knife. Its maker is unknown but we do know that it was made in the later 19th Century in Sheffield, Englland, as evidenced by the small bit that does remain of its original makers marks. As you can see in the photos, we can still spot the crown with the letters V (JUST barely visible) and R, indicating the royal seal of Queen Victoria. There were a number of Sheffield makers that were permitted to stamp their wares this way, mostly Joseph Rodgers companies, but also Marvill Reagan and others. It is, to say the least, a beauty. Notice how beautifully the bone handle has mellowed with the passing of time and the touch of a thousand hands--it bears an almost gem-like quality in its patina. It's is also a FEARSOME performer, even today, and because we've had it professionally edged for this sale, I have no doubt that it could permit you to literally shave your face with it. Though it obviously has some wear, it is still fully capable of being used today as a slicer or carving knife, in either kitchen or at table. With its sharp tip, the blade is hand-forged with a clad pewter bolster and feathered tang, with brass pins over its handles. It's a medium-weight blade, but very strong and stiff. Condition is excellent with no problmes. Blade is full, and handle is solid with no cracks, chips or looseness. Its 8-3/8" blade (12.5" overall length) is still capable of several lifetimes of outstanding service, but if you choose to display it only, we won't tell! If you plan on using this knife, you'll find none finer. If you're simply collecting, you're in luck--this is a rare opportunity to add some authenticity and quality to your collection. Don't let it get away! 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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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 Victorian-Era Sheffield Bone-handled Chef's 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom