Ready to use. Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It may have some nicks and scars from use.
A beautiful antler handled 9” high carbon steel carving knife made by American Cutlery Company. Unfortunately the name of the company is so generic that I can’t find a lot of information on the company but they existed at the time of the Civil War, and they made a lot of different levels of cutlery. They apparently were in business until at least WW II.
This is one of the nicest antler handled knives that I’ve run across. Has a great hand feel, hidden tang, butt plate and a ferrule that makes me think this was made after WW II. It’s a great blade.
Marked “American Cutlery Company 1865” I do not believe that to be the year made, but the year the company started.
*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.
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