Details about Vintage OLD HICKORY Carbon Steel Chef's Peeling/Paring Knife, Rare w/Full TangSee original listing
Jun 06, 2012
Sunny Southern California, United States
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the quintessential American paring knife!
We've seen and sold quite a few very nice Old Hickory kitchen knives over the years but this is only the first paring knife with a full tang by this maker we've yet been able to offer. It's as useful and well-made as any paring knife by any maker and for the serious chef who knows how valuable a great paring knife can be in a busy kitchen, it's a godsend. It was made by the Ontario Cutlery Co. in Ohio and must be one of their oldest ones, as evidenced by its full tang, which makes it scarcer than hens teeth. It's beautifully balanced in the hand--ready, willing and able to speed through any kitchen's most demanding smaller or more delicate tasks. Its small, boning-knife shaped blade is absolutely ideal for peeling and paring work of every description, the perfect answer to every challenge that tests a cook's skill in precise work. If you've never before used a carbon steel knife, you're in for a most pleasant surprise. Only carbon steel takes a RAZOR edge easily and does not shatter like their stainless steel relatives (especially Henckels! I've lost 3 this way.) and outperforms stainless steel in almost every way. You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it. It measures 7" long with 3.25" blade, brass-riveted onto gorgeously grained hickory handle, which is solid and slightly plumper than the other Forgecraft parers. Condition is used but still very good, with full blade and undamaged handles.
An outstanding piece of vintage professional grade cutlery, offered here at substantially less than you'd expect to pay for a contemporary stainless steel chef's knife with an inferior, unsharpenable blade made from recycled steel stock. Don't pass up an opportunity to truly elevate the quality of cutlery in YOUR kitchen, amateur or professional. (And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list!) Check out our other auctions right now for other Forgecraft knives as well as a few other cutlery surprises.
A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods. It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice).
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