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 is a real collector piece – an antique J.A. Henckels German made 12” carving/slicing knife. You just don’t find these anywhere. Henckels is still in business and make some of the finest knives in the world. A lot of handwork went into making knives of this type, for while the blade could be produced in the factory, adding the handle and balance plates to give it proper hand feel required the work of a craftsman. For that reason not many of these Henckels stag handled knives can be found.
Knife features hidden tang with bottom plate (to hold the blade in place and give the knife balance), stag horn handle, decorative ferrule, with a 12” blade (with small bolster. Ready for use.
This Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It has some nicks and scars from use.
Marked: “J.A. Henckels” Germany on the bottom of the blade, aligned vertically with the bolster which may well indicate that the knife is older than I’m stating as typically the name is placed along the length, rather than the short width of the blade.
$175 shipped. (buy it with a stag horn handled carving fork and get a $5 rebate on the pair)
*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)