Please read our Terms below for details. To say the least, the closer one looks at the details of this remarkable knife, the better it looks, and once held, it becomes not only easy, but natural, to understand that this is one of the best American chef knives ever made. It's also one of the largest, measuring 20.5" long with a 14.5" blade that's 2-7/8 wide but weighing in at just 13.3 ounces it is FAR from the heaviest. Stamped on its hand-forged carbon steel blade, UNIVERSAL, L.
And constructed in the classic French chef's Nogent-style configuration, you're looking at one of the finest professional cutlery blades ever produced in the USA and so well is it preserved that it's ALMOST as it appeared when it first left the factory, well over 100 years ago. It was hand-forged in New Britain, Connecticut by Landers, Frary and Clark from fine, virgin cutlery steel at the turn of the last century, a time when such attention to quality was the norm rather than the exception. Thump its blade with a finger and it SINGS. In short, it has everything going for it one could hope to have in a chef's knife--size, design, materials, craftsmanship, condition--and much more.
You might be surprised to find that this American-made French-style knife is every bit as refined as those made in Thiers, with a blade that is VERY finely tapered and lightweight without once sacrificing strength. Handle is old-growth rosewood of the finest quality with none of the hairlines or other problems that too often bedevil knives of this age and style.
Like all knives in this nogent style its handle is pierced with a hidden, rat-tail tang, anchored at the pommel. Like any chef knife, its main job in the kitchen is to chop, dice and mince and this knife is no slouch on thar front. Despite its massive size it handles like a Porsche 911, not a Hummer. The blade is surprisingly thin for its size, at just over 1/8" thick at the top of its handle, tapering nicely towards the tip, allowing the user to enjoy all of the benefits of a larger knife with none of the clunky drawbacks; it weighs in at less than some German chef knives made today with a 10" blade.
I challenge you to find ANYTHING like it on the modern market. It's absolutely heirloom quality in every respect, and ready to serve several more generations of your family, either as part of a collection or for use in any discriminating kitchen.Best of all we've had it professionally edged for this sale and it's now RAZOR sharp in a way that very few have ever experienced. If you've never used carbon steel knives before, you're in for a treat.
Only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes using it a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! Whether you're a chef, collector or simply someone who appreciates the finest things in life for any purpose, here's an excellent opportunity to upgrade your kitchen with something truly special. 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. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front.
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The item "HUGE and WIDE Antique LF&C USA Carbon Steel French Nogent Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, September 6, 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.