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Measuring 9.5" long with 5.5" blade it's somewhat more like a slicing knife for a smaller hand or an ideal parer for the larger chef. Produced by Russell, it was made in their Massachusetts works sometime in the mid-late 1800's.
This is not a reproduction but an original piece found here in remarkably well-preserved condition. Its sturdy, hand-forged carbon steel blade was forged with an integral blade/bolster/tang construction, pinned with 4 brass pins onto some incredibly well-preserved ox-horn handle scales. The entire piece is immaculate--no cracks or looseness at all, as you can see in the photos. It's a superbly crafted piece on par with the best ever made by that most legendary of cutlery-makers.
Its condition is astonishingly free of the cracks, nicks and other problems that often plague knives of this age. Even more impressive than its beauty and condition, the most remarkable thing about the piece, by far, is its performance in the kitchen. It is a VERY remarkable knife, indeed, waferizing onions, meats and anything else I've put in its way.
Large enough for small slicing duty, but deft enough to be used for peeling, paring and other utility work, it's a knife made to please small and large hands alike in the pursuit of culinary perfection. You know how difficult it is to come by fine, smaller chef knives in carbon steel, since most knowing chefs won't part with theirs until they're dead of the knife is worn out. Do your kitchen arsenal a favor and don't pass on this gem. Also will make an exceptional gift for any hard-to-shop-for chef on your list!
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware Sets". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.