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. It doesn't get any better than this--nor BIGGER. Henckels of Solingen, Germany, this is a very special vintage piece, found here in the largest size they ever made, brimming with all the size, quality and condition one could hope to find and more.
This beautiful chef's knife comes hand-forged with integral carbon steel blade/bolster/tang construction, with ebony handles triple-riveted onto its full and tapered tang, as warm in the hand as it is easy on the eyes. It's blade is made of beautiful carbon steel, and will hold a razor's edge, with relatively easy honing, and is exceedingly sharp right now, ready to begin a new lifetime of outstanding performance for even the most demanding of chefs. It has been used and sharpened, as you can see in the photos--EXPERTLY--and the knife has only been meticulously maintained throughout its life. 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!
Despite the knife's enormous size (20-1/8" long w/14-3/8" blade) this knife is perfectly balanced and never feels clumsy or clunky. It weighs in at an impressive 17 ounces, lacking for nothing in the way of heft--a hefty demon that is guaranteed to THRILL even the most jaded chef.When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding, and with it there is nothing you can't do in even the most demanding kitchen. The blade is stamped, J.
Henckels Twinworks, Solingen, Germany, " with an additional stamp reading "Grand Prize, St. Louis 1904, Paris 1900, indicating that this design was a prize-winner at those expo's.
For the purpose of this sale we've had it honed to be RAZOR SHARP--sharper than when it was new and sharper than most knives ever can be. It's ready to serve a useful lifetime of dicing, chopping, slicing and generally making fast work of whatever you put in its way.
It has a MUCH more finely tapered blade than most and is a speed demon in capable hands. You might not be aware that Henckels knives began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made from virgin steel many, many years prior to that, at a time when the company was fully worthy of their near-legendary reputation for excellence. In fact, it was hand-forged, as evidenced by its tang, which tapered more thin toward the bottom, for greater balance in the hand.
The difference in quality may surprise you. It's what you should expect from one of Germany's finest cutlery makers and it really is much more beautiful than today's composite-handled equivalent. Whether you are a professional or amateur chef, you'll instantly come to love this magnificent vintage knife as one of your very favorites. Also will make an exceptionally surprising gift for the discriminating chef on your list. An instant heirloom and the new centerpiece of most antique cutlery collections, especially in this condition.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HUGE Vintage 1904 World's Fair Henckels Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, October 31, 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.