It's one of the oldest knives of this style to use the cogent construction with full and hidden rat-tail tang piercing its solid ebony handle. As you can see in the photos, it's beautifully preserved and was hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style that is every French chef's most prized tool. Condition is excellent, with beautifully patinated carbon steel blade and with beautifully preserved African ebony handle of the finest quality, the likes of which is no longer found on knives of any kind (due to imprudent over-harvesting and cost). There were two VERY minor, VERY superficial hairlines on this handle but I filled them with epoxy and covered the epoxy with finely ground ebony from the broken handle of another knife, making them 100% rock solid and stable--just use it right out of the box at the very highest levels. The handle also has a large H carved into it from a previous owner.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. This is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, and is, for many old-school chefs, the only knife you'll ever need. From creating thin slices of turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever, to reducing large piles of your garden's freshest herbs into small piles of aromatic goodness, this outstanding knife will outperform just about any other. Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly cylindrical, rounded French bolster, which allows your fingertips to achieve maximum contact with the knife for better control than its German counterparts.
If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat. Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! It is WICKEDLY sharp, having received a professional edging for the purpose of this sale, and you could literally shave your arm with it.Measures 15-5/8" long with 10.25" blade--more than enough knife for tackling your kitchen's big jobs but so well balanced and agile as to permit the very speedy dispatch of even the smallest clove of garlic. In spite of this size it weighs in at a delightful 8.8 ounces, endowing it with all the graces of a larger knife and non of the drawbacks. 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! A beautiful piece for use or for display among a collector's finest cutlery.
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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 "FINE Antique TICHET Hand-Forged Carbon Steel XL Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP withEbony" is in sale since Monday, August 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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