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 is a superb knife offered here in excellent condition and we're pretty sure it has never been used. It should be of equal interest to the chef who'd like to use something of uniquely fine quality and to the collector of Korean War memorabilia. This knife started out its life as a very fine quality chef's knife, made in the USA by Ontario under contract to the U. It comes with fine carbon steel blade and solid beechwood handle scales, and is the perfect knife for chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing with great precision. In this classic French shape, it's every chef's heavily relied up on knife. If you're like most people, you'll probably be a bit surprised to learn that the Army has been the purchaser of some extraordinarily fine cutlery over the years, but they have. This is mainly due to pork-barrel politics, with a congressman or senator from a district with a struggling cutlery company or two sneaking into a massive military budget a few odd million here or there in the form of cutlery contracts for their constituents.
Whether you're surprised by its quality or not, you won't dispute its usefulness. If you've used carbon steel knives before, you know the delight of using one, but if not, you're in for a most pleasant surprise. They take an edge much more easily and do not shatter like their stainless steel relatives especially Henckels!I've lost 3 this way. And outperform in almost every way. You must wipe them down after each use but their beauty and superior performance are worth it. Contract number and date of manufacture from 1953. It measures just over 17-1/8" long with a 12" blade.
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 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.
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).Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. 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 "SUPERB Vintage ONTARIO Korean War-Era US Army Chef's XXL Chef Knife dated 1953" is in sale since Sunday, October 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.