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.
This one is very special and made in style that was popular during and just after the Civil War. That said, I think this is a kitchen knife but when I hold it in my hand I’m just not sure. Could this have been a military utility knife? I lean towards kitchen because of the bolster (and the fact there is no hand guard) but I’m just not sure.
Knife features full tang, original wood scales, double riveted blade and ferrule with bolster with a 5” blade. Rivets are brass and decorative in nature – I can’t swear it but I think they have images stamped in them. Scales (handles) that appear to be walnut (but full disclosure is that my wood identification power is spotty so please check the pictures). Ready for use.
This Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It has 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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