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. Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: Because we took our photos outdoors there are some reflections and glare on the blade of this knife but in person it has NONE of those issues--guaranteed. This is an unbelievably rare find--an outstanding chef knife made sometime in the period of late 1940's-1950's by J.Henckels in Solingen, Germany, found here NEVER used and complete with its original protective paper scabbard from the factory. It shows some discoloration from many decades of storage and its blade cover has taken some hits doing its job of protecting the knife inside but this knife is otherwise like brand new. Still, we've reduced the price on this knife significantly, accordingly. The age of this is important because it was made when Henckels was still hand-forging their chef knives and doing so with the utmost of skill and craftsmanship, shown in this knife by the sublimely thin taper of its blade from hilt to point. This super-fine blade was hand-forged from crucible cast carbon steel rather than having been stamped mechanically from recycled steel, as has become the practice worldwide since 1987. The difference is profound: I've had several post-1987 knives snap in mid-use, but it simply won't happen with this outstanding blade. Its blade is carbon steel--beautifully pointed and ground for excelling as every chef's most important tool in any kitchen. Used mostly for chopping, dicing and mincing but you'll find that many professional chefs prefer this style of slicing knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, including carving and shaving paper-thin slices of prime charcuterie, vegetables and even breads or cakes. 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! This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. Measures 15.75" long with a substantial 10-3/8" blade. Handles are solid ebony, with no cracks or looseness--no problems of ANY kind.
An outstanding piece in every respect for use or display and a true heirloom for user and collector alike. 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.
WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. 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 "Rare UNUSED Older Vintage Henckels XL Carbon Steel Chef Knife withEbony SUPERB" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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