In a word, it BLAZES, and using it is a joy. Most chef knives of this size and style are MUCH heavier, but this one weighs in at a mere 5.4 ounces. It measures 14-7/8" long with a 10.5" blade and is capable of a WORLD of possibilities--chopping, dicing, mincing, slicing, whatever--that the heavier knives can't manage, even in the most skilled hands. With a blade forged by hand in Solingen, Germany by Friedrich Herder and Sons, it's an older piece yet has NEVER been used.
It's full of the kind of expensive, labor-intensive quality that ultimately contributed to the demise of this once-dominant maker of fine cutlery of every description. Unlike today's mass-produced, hot-drop forged blades i.By machine, it enjoys a fully hand-forged blade, as evidenced by its tapered tang, made from superior virgin steel. As such, it is quite superior to that made today by any but the most demanding custom cutlers. I estimate the age of the piece to shortly after WWII, as evidenced by its Constant logo, which Herder used for their finest stainless steel blades. The handle is beautifully grained walnut with a striking and unusual pin-pattern, but is NOT factory made. A collector's piece though it is, it would be an utter shame not to use it daily.
It's RAZOR sharp now and will hold a razor's edge with relatively easy honing. This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like a weight you're simply holding. A super-fine, heirloom-quality knife that user and collector alike will cherish as an heirloom, and rightly so. 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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