Some of you may not know this but I love old kitchen knives. Old carbon steel blades were probably some of the best blades ever made for kitchen use. They keep an edge well, are easy to touch up with a steel (or ceramic), and cut better than almost anything made today. Most professional chefs, love and pamper their carbon steel knives as lesser replacement knives can cost anywhere from $150-500 each.
John Russell was one of the real pioneers of the cutlery business in the Americas, opening his original Green River Works in 1833. The company lasted for 100 years before merging with Harrington Cutlery in1933. Based on the style of the knife and the quality this one has this one probably dates from between 1840-1890 as the handle is pinned rather than riveted,
Very high quality, carving knife with 8” blade. Really beautiful Great hand feel. Really pretty knife
Knife features full tang, original wood scales, three pin design, with a 8” blade. Scales (handles) that appear to be black walnut, but I can’t swear to that. Ready for use.
This Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It has light pitting and 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.
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