Please read our Terms below for details. Despite its XXXL size (19-3/8" long with 14" blade), this outstanding vintage carbon steel chef's knife weighs in at a very modest 9.5 oz. Permitting all of the benefits of a larger knife with none of its potential downside for use by large hands or small. It was hand-forged in Olean, NY by Ka-Bar, one of America's most legendary names in old cutlery. It is beautifully balanced in the hand and will speed through any kitchen's most demanding or most delicate chopping tasks.It's a much lighter weight than one of the huge and heavy "cuisine massive" knives we often sell, but substantial enough to handle any job, from turning a large bag of onions into a fine dice to shaving wafer-thin slices of turkey breast for a midnight snack. If you've never before used a carbon steel knife, you're in for a most pleasant surprise. Only carbon steel takes a RAZOR edge easily and does not shatter like their stainless steel relatives especially Henckels! I've lost 3 this way.
And outperforms stainless steel in almost every way. You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it. Best of all, this exceptional knife was recently given an VERY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches.
In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it. It's in excellent condition with full blade and tight, undamaged handles--properly maintained throughout its life.
An outstanding piece of vintage professional grade cutlery, offered here at substantially less than you'd expect to pay for a contemporary stainless steel chef's knife of the same size with a blade made from inferior steel stock. Don't pass up an opportunity to truly elevate the quality of cutlery in YOUR kitchen, amateur or professional. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! 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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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 "HUGE Antique Kabar Ka-Bar Carbon Steel Chef Knife withRosewood RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware Sets". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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