RARE Antique FOSTER BROS. Chef's FRANCO-AMERICAN SLICER Knife - RAZOR SHARP

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Seller: ralph1396 (19.191) 99.6%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362724452094 You may return this item for ANY reason, including Buyer's Remorse. 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. If there is any question, please don't hesitate to email us and ask! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like the matching chef knives and fillet knife we're also sellng tonight on eBay (as of this writing), this is truly one of the finest and rarest American-made slicing/carving knives ever produced and it comes from the company that was once America's premier maker of culinary cutlery of every description. It's one of their oldest pieces, dating to the late 1800's, and it exhibits the quality of design, materials, craftsmanship and especially performance that made Foster Bros. great. It was made in upstate New York by the famed Foster Bros. cutlery company and is beautifully balanced in the hand, ready to speed through any kitchen's most demanding or most delicate chopping tasks. It's substantial enough to handle any job, from shaving wafer-thin slices of turkey breast to slicing onion thin enough to see through, yet never feels unwieldy in the hand, offering all of the advantages of a larger knife and none of the drawbacks. Blade is entirely hand-forged with an integral blade/bolster/tang construction, with the bolster being particularly noteworthy for its unusual shape. This bolster functions not only to dazzle the eye but also to provide the perfect resting place for your hands when using it. With its bird's-head handle it closely resembles a classic Sabatier knife; no wonder they named this one a "Franco-Anerican Slicer." So finely forged is this knife's blade that you'll agree, we're sure, that it surpasses even the finest French-made knives. Handles are African ebony of the finest quality, triple brass-pinned over a full and tapered tang, as warm to the touch as they are pleasing to the eye. Just look at it--a singularly beautiful work of the cutler's art. Condition is excellent, as photos show, with no problems of any kind. 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 and outperforms stainless steel in almost every way, as any veteran user can readily confirm. You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it. This knife has been professionally edged for this sale and the result is almost frightening; easy to keep sharp, it will serve you a lifetime in razor keen readiness. This knife measures 15" long with 10" blade, but by any measure this is an heirloom-quality knife for user and collector alike and if you're interested in only the very finest, you're in luck because this is only the second of FOUR Foster Bros. knives of the same pattern we'll be posting for sale tonight: a larger chef knife, a smaller chef knife and a fillet knife. Buy all four and save BIG on combined shipping. IMPORTANT!!! Terms of Sale By bidding or buying, you certify that you are above 18 years of age and that you have read and agree to all terms of sale as detailed below. If you have any questions, please email prior to bidding or buying. 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. See some of the finest knives and other related goodies on ebay! Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? Just email--we have THOUSANDS of knives but not enough time to post them all, so we may have what you need and we always take requests very seriously. All images and descriptions are copyrighted, and we aggressively pursue legal remedy as well as ebay's rules against plagiarizing them. 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. RETURN POLICY:Your intention to return MUST be emailed to us within 72 hours of receipt of your item and item MUST be received within 14 days, as determined by Delivery Confirmation delivery time posted on the USPS website. All returned items must be in the same, saleable and unused condition as when shipped, with all original packaging and/or with all tags attached where applicable. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Buyer is responsible for shipping. SHIPPING: NO ONE likes the cost of shipping. We do whatever we can to minimize your shipping costs on multiple purchases, and in most cases, combining multiple wins will save BIG, often shipping two or more items for the cost of one. In order to streamline the process, we will provide a flat, upfront shipping rate in our auctions whenever possible for all U.S. buyers. IN MOST CASES ACTUAL SHIPPING WILL BE LOWER THAN WHAT WE CHARGE; this is the way we pay our teenage neighbor to pack and ship our ebay items (he keeps the difference). 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. Please keep in mind, too, that our prices for shipping in USA always INCLUDE insurance AND Delivery Confirmation unless otherwise stated (sorry, no exceptions to this.). WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. Items lost or damaged in transit require buyer to file an affidavit for our insurance policy via a claim form similar to the U.S. Post Office or UPS insurance claim forms. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. We usually ship on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but sometimes our teenage packaging guy may have an exam, or he gets to the P.O. late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. Usually, we sell knives, not human organs for transplantation, so time really shouldn't be too critical, but if you have special needs, please email us prior to bidding. 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: The U.S. Post office has recently raised all international shipping rates, and so must we. NO ONE likes this but all terms of shipping are NON-NEGOTABLE. Int'l shipping rates posted in our ads include a minimum $5.00 handling (sorry, even Canada, due to tedious Customs forms and Post Office procedures) to cost of actual shipping, with acceptable payment on international transactions in the form of paypal only. If you can only pay via some other method, email us prior to bidding. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. International packages cannot be insured and we cannot be held responsible for packages lost or damaged in transit (we pack very well, but shipping overseas is strictly at buyer's risk). Want tracking? You will have to pay an additional $13.65 for Registered Mail or you may upgrade to the option of Express Mail International. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. shipping costs, we have taken our LAST loss, so we've been forced to implement a new policy in which Shipping costs on ANY international parcel sold for over $75 will now include a required $13.65 Registered Mail fee in order to make your purchase trackable. This is 100% non-negotiable. The cost will be factored into the posted shipping costs of any item that STARTS at $75 or more, but if you purchase several items, the charge will have to be added at the end. Again, this is NON-NEGOTIABLE. We have NO control of your parcel once it has been shipped, and in our Post-9/11 world, your own nation's Customs may cause lengthy delays in delivery time. There is NOTHING we can do to circumvent your country's Customs policies and laws and we will not be held responsible for any problems caused you by Customs. 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. LOCAL: We aren't set up to conduct local pickup of ebay merchandise, so if you're in the Los Angeles area, please factor the cost of shipping into your bid/buy strategy. REGARDING BEST OFFERS... We'd like to sell 'em cheaper... ...but MY WIFE won't let me!!! Condition: Used, Condition: ROCK solid, RAZOR sharp., Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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