Razor sharp! I.P Hyde is still in business making painting products and knives for industrial use. He started out making knives for shoe makers and in fact this knife could have originally been meant for that kind of use. Today however it will make a very nice slicing knife. Round handled with round bolster and a hidden tang, secured with a pin in the same fashion as those used in old Japanese swords.
Marked “I. P. Hyde Southbridge, MA made in USA”
Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It may have some nicks and scars from use.
*High carbon steel knives are highly sought after knives loved by professional and home cooks alike due to the quality of the steel, the edge it maintains and the hardness that is not matched by other knives. If you don’t believe me, take a look the opinions of Alton Brown. Please note these are NOT stainless steel knives, they do require a little bit of care (prompt washing and drying after use, occasional sharpening, etc), but hey, if you can maintain a cast iron pan you’ll find this a piece of cake. Over time they will develop a patina, and even stain. But they are probably the best quality steel knives you’ll ever use.
As always we are happy to combine shipping, as well as take back pieces if you are not satisfied. (Please see return policy)