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 is a GREAT piece of cutlery and a true rarity, hand-forged in Shelbourne Falls, Massachusetts sometime in the 1940s-50s, and is very similar to those that were produced for the military, though this was a civilian piece. Made by Lamson & Goodnow, it comes from America's oldest continually operated maker of cutlery dating back to the very beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in this country.The company was founded by a blacksmith and that tradition of fine hand-forging is highly evident in the quality of this knife's materials and construction. Its whopping carbon steel blade was hand-forged to perfection with solid beechwood handles, bevelled and beautifully mellowed by the touch of hands and the passing of many years. The handle is also nicely curved--JUST a bit--and triple-brass riveted over a full tang. This knife has one of the largest bullnose tips you'll ever see, measuring 3 wide at its hump. Its original purpose was for splitting in half the carcasses of small livestock like lamb and veal--KERCHUNKKKK!!! These have always been popular with fishermen and fishmongers, as well, and the eyelet near tip of blade, and it's profile, which is suggestive of a the eye of a shark, is not exactly a coincidence. Best of all about the piece is its condition which is exceptional, with no damage to blade or handles, looking almost as it did when it first left the factory. It appears to have been used very little and for the purposes of this sale has been given a professionally applied RAZOR sharp edge that is BETTER than when it was new. This knife will surprise even many seasoned users.
Caution, please, or a careless user may find himself in the E. In need of a hand.
Hunters will also gravitate towards this knife and the bigger the game they hunt, the better this knife will serve them. It is a direct descendant of the knives carried by buffalo hunters 150 years ago, and for anyone interested in re-enactment of that period, this would look mighty fine and dandy at one's belt. Measures 18-1/8" long with a 12.25" blade that's 3/16 thick, tapering slightly toward point, and the entire piece weighs well over 2 pounds.
A HUGE , heirloom-quality piece that will instantly upgrade any professional kitchen or serious collection. 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. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items.
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Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight.
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 Vintage LAMSON & GOODNOW Carbon Steel Chef's Lamb Splitter Butcher Knife" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 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.