Please read our Terms below for details. Not only is this the largest size of chef knife Wusthof has ever made but it's also one of the heftiest as well as one of the rarest. This knife measures 21.5" long with a whopping 16" carbon steel blade that's extra-heavy (38 ounces) and extra-wide (3.75) and is larger, heavier and simply better than any other chef knife you've ever seen.
Handles are African ebony of the finest quality over its full and tapered tang. To say the least, this knife in a category of its own.
These were produced in the 1950's and 1960's in Solingen, Germany almost exclusively for distribution by the Food Supply giant Jacmar, who provided them to Shakey's Pizza Parlors around the USA where they were used--I can hardly believe this myself--to cut PIZZA! It's true--sad but true--that this magnificent piece was originally wasted in such a mundane way. As you can see, it's a work of the cutler's art and is fully worthy of the Wusthof name.
Best of all, as a pre-1987 piece its cabon steel is virgin steel, not recycled, and offers superior performance in every way. As with all carbon steel blades it must be kept dry to prevent rusting but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance delivered by cabon steel, as any veteran user can readily confirm. This knife has been used and sharpened--expertly--and is found here razor sharp enough to shavewith. We sent it to Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles--the best in the business in our humble opinion--where they gave it special attention and honed it up to be even sharper than it was when new. Now, of course, it will still cut pizza like no other knife but is capable of much, much more.Got some granddaddy lobsters that need splitting in half longitudinally? Got a few tons of onions that need prepping? If you've got the arm-strength and the determination, there is literally NOTHING this knife cannot achieve in any kitchen. Old-school chefs of the old Ritz-Escoffier apprenticeship would be proud to show you they can do anything with such a knife, from jointing out a rhinocerous to waferizing a single clove of garlic. It's not for everyone but is for some VERY lucky person out there who recognizes the rarity and quality of such a piece, an instant heirloom that you'll be pleased to pass along to your progeny. 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.
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The item "MASSIVE Vintage Wusthof 21.5 Carbon Steel Chef Knife WIDE, HEAVY & RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. 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.