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Vintage French Kitchen Knives 1

On a recent buying trip, we found this traditional French Butcher's Knife among a large trove of forgotten cutlery in a warehouse in Thiers, France. The "L'enfer" running devil trademark on the blade references the old factory district of Thiers, that was ironically referred to as "Le Creux de L'enfer" (The Depths of Hell). With its squat appearance, ergonomic grip and comfortable feel in the hand, this Butcher Knife emanates a workaday impression. This style of knife has served French butchers for generations, so it will easily handle your own carnivore tasks, like slicing up chicken breasts for cutlets, butchering whole chickens, and cubing beef for stew. The dark-stained beech wood scales are affixed by aluminum pins, to comprise an attractive black-and-silver handle. 5-1/2" steel blade with an overall length of 10-3/4". We also found this intriguing Ottoman-Style Kitchen Knife among a large trove of forgotten cutlery in a warehouse. This French kitchen knife has an unusual blade shape inspired, we think, by the historic Turkish Yatagan knife. The blade curves slightly forward at the top near the handle, and then tapers to a sharp point, a silhouette reminiscent of a classic Ottoman blade. With a narrow point end, and thin blade, this is an ideal fileting knife, but can pull double duty as an all-around utility blade. 10-1/2" overall length, with a 6" carbon steel blade. Three narrow brass pins affix a full-tang blade to the hardwood scales. Quantities are limited, so get them while they are available. Do not machine wash. Hand wash only and wipe dry immediately.

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