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. This superb knife is nothing short of fabulous in every way and a true rarity. For the serious chef or butcher who has wanted only the LARGEST and SHARPEST possible butcher knife, look no further. It has been used and has acquired some patina from being over 60 years old but it's in superb condition with no problems of any kind. And in one important way, this knife is better than when it was new: it has been given an edge so profoundly sharp you may shave your face with it. That's no idle boast and we fully warrantee your satisfaction with this knife. Produced as model 39714HG, this knife has a safety-style beechwood handle of the highest quality and comes in a HIGHLY desirably 13.25" blade size (19.25" overall length), DEEPLY hollow-ground, something that was once a Dexter specialty. It's extra-hefty, too, weighing in at an impressive 13.6 ounces. The shape of its safety handle is designed to help keep your fingers where they belong--attached to your hand.
This knife was made for use by men and women who took pride in their work as well as in their tools. The fact of this knife's survival in such fine condition is testament to that.
Once a skilled chef or butcher has used a true hollow-ground knife like this, they tend to be come fervent converts, proseletyzing as they go along. Like a barber's straight razor, it gets sharper faster and cuts with the utmost in precision.Blade is Dexter's finest virgin American carbon steel, which must be kept dry. This minor inconvenience is more than offset by superior performance, though, as any chef or butcher can tell you. Originally, it was made to cut steaks, roasts and chops from a side or carcass--in a single stroke.
At this size there is literally nothing that will stand in its way when it's time to separate the steaks from the side. Of course, many knowing chef prefer this kind of knife for everything from slicing meats, carving a turkey, wafering an onion to filleting huge fish--the kind of knife that would be right at home in the arsenal of the finest chef or most discriminating collector. It would be impossible to overstate the quality of this knife, as any old-school chef who has ever used one can attest. An excellent opportunity to add a thoroughbred to your stable of fine cutlery.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?
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HUGE Vintage Dexter HG Carbon Steel Chef's Butcher Breaking Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, February 18, 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.