I'm so glad knyfeknerd told me about this forum! I posted on another forum but didn't get much information.
Can anyone fill in the details on this old Dexter knife? The patina and rust on the blade caught my eye at a yard sale, a few weekends ago, and I bought it for the princely sum of $1.00...
What I'm wondering is the usual:
- How old is it?
- Is it any good?
- Does it have any resale value?
The blade was pretty rusty when I got it, and I cleaned it up a bit. It's 8" long, very thin, rather whippy, in fact. I think it was a slicer for soft proteins. But it's a lot more flexy than a yanagi, I think.
It looks like it's a stick tang. There's only one nail (not a rivet) in the handle. The ferrule is carbon steel as well, since it was corroded to the same degree as the blade.
I sharpened it up and it took an edge very quickly. I don't know if that's good or bad. Only time will tell if it will hold the edge.
Thanks in advance for thoughtful, informed replies.