Vintage Marks Pro chef's boning knife Ironwood
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Sold Date: 04/12/2009
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
An extremely hard to find, extraordinary, new - vintage Marks Ironwood boning knife. This 5 "boning, (10 " LOA), knife is one of the old vintage Marks Ironwood Pro knife series. It is in unused mint condition. Nicely balanced, razor sharp, and good for many kitchen purposes beyond boning and trimming, this vintage knife is a rarity in any condition. and much more so in mint condition. With reasonable care it will last a lifetime. This knife is fully forged, with a finger guard as part of the fine, shaped Ironwood handle, which is secured by large nickel silver rivets. Ironwood is characterized by dark brown to black contrasting grain in the already rich brown wood. It is a dense , stable wood, and contains natural oils that preserve and protect it from moisture damage, both of which make for some of the finest natural knife handles. The handle on this one are absolutely gorgeous ! I have honed the already razor sharp blade on Japanese water stones to achieve the sharpest possible edge. This is one of the most attractive and at the same time highly efficient kitchen knives you will find.
Headquartered in the US, Marks was the predecessor to Mundial who continued their line of exceptional knives. Marks achieved world wide recognition for their very high quality professional kitchen knives. Making their knives in Brazil, fully forged from some of the finest stainless steel, they rivaled or even beat the more available German knives in quality Sadly Mundial found it too expensive, or impractical, to produce this line of knives and discontinued making them some time ago in the late 70s Making them a truly special item when found.
It took me years to find a set of these knives in this condition for my own kitchen, w they are the main workhorses and eye catchers. Having made a lucky purchase from a closed out restaurant cutlery supplier, I will be listing other fantastic Mundial Ironwood handled knives in the coming days and weeks. Happy bidding !Check out my other auctions. I have many other knives listed. I gladly combine shipping to save you money. All of my shipping is at postage cost only , no packing or handling fees.
International shipping is by USPS 1st class international, postage quote on request. Insurance is optional. However, I will not be held responsible for items damaged or lost outside of the US, but will supply a customs declaration number to be used for reference if inquiry is needed.
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