Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This superb vintage chef knife is over 50 years old, yet it's 100% in every way.
It was produced in Maniago--Italy's cutlery-making capital--by Due Cigni (two swans), a company that never imported their fine, carbon steel wares into this country but which enjoys a SUPERB reputation in Italy itself. It's a larger knife (9-5/8" blade, 14.75" long overall) made with just the right amount of heft for it to serve as the main chef knife in even the most demanding kitchens. Despite its age it has never been used but we can't call it new. It had been stored for so long that it acquired some spots and had to be buffed to shine it up.
At the same time, however, it is BETTER than new in one very key way, having also been professionally sharpened (by Ross Cutlery of downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business) to a RAZOR keen edge that is guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded user. Like their collector counterparts, any professional chef would be DELIGHTED to own and use such a fine, professional grade piece of cutlery. It was made with beautifully grained genuine cherrywood handle scales fixed onto the tapered tang of its entirely hand-forged blade, using hand-forged brass and steel birdseye rivets. Though its blade is shiny like stainless, its blade is carbon (non-stainless) steel, and it WILL rust if not properly maintained. This minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance of carbon steel, as any chef over the age of 50 can tell you.Most desirable about this piece, in our opinion, is its double-convex, radius-ground edge, which can attain the sharpest possible cutting geometry when finished. It is razor sharp now, haivng been expertly edged for this sale. In the old days many professional chefs preferred to receive their knives unfinished in order to apply their own edge, and they did not consider a knife fit for use until they had a chance to do so. We urge the utmost in caution, however, or a careless mistake will send one to the E. Like all of the finest knives in the world, it's full of the details which announce that the knife was made with only one objective--to be the finest possible. It's as fine a knife to hold and feel as it is to use, the Italian equivalent of a fine vintage Sabatier. For usage, there's NONE finer, or simply makes a VERY fine addition to any collection.
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International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!!The item "RAZOR SHARP Larger Vintage DUE CIGNI Italian Hand-forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife" is in sale since Tuesday, December 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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