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Another thrift store find, an old "Forgecraft Hi Carbon" kitchen knife, made from old sawmill band saw blades with maple handle; paid $7 for it.. Turns out that Forgecraft is a popular chef's knife and there is a thriving trade in used ones on Kitchen Knife Forums. Apparently the brand was owned by Washington Forge and they stopped using the brand name in the 60's, so this knife is at least that old. Also apparently there is a tang stamp chart somewhere but I haven't found it yet, it will help to date the knife when I find it. Hammer marks are still visible and stripes from the bandsaw blades are also visible, unfortunately that doesn't show well in the photos. I swiped it across my antique kitchen steel a couple of times and now it is definitely scary sharp.
I guess I'm on a roll, just purchased a Buck Slim Select 110, so I will be posting photos of that one soon too, here is my new kitchen weapon:
BTW: I have used this knife as my go to everyday kitchen knife for a few days now, and it is by far the best kitchen knife I own.
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