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daveb

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The 10" Chef is the prize, fetching close to $100 bucks on good days. It makes for a good, serviceable knife. IMO the boning knife is the best of the lot for what it does. I keep one with kitchen stuff and 1 in my hunting kit.
 
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I have 8" and 10" chefs that I use when I need to cut anything that I think will do some edge damage since they are so easy to touch up. I still think about having them re-handled at some point.
 
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Here's a recent family portrait. About half of these are Forgies. All Americans
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I received more info from this thread than I expected. Does anyone happen to know what these are valued at now in 2022? Specifically the 8" French Chef and the butcher which appears to be about 7". I also have another but not with me. I forget what it's called. These are all in the original packaging. Like I had mentioned in my introduction post yesterday, I'm not a collector but with the work I'm in, I find things and attempt to save things from going into the garbage.............cause that's where all the things I find would end up if I didn't rescue them. I leave waaaayyyyyyy more things than I save. I'll keep looking for more knives. Too bad you guys aren't into WW2 bayonets(I'm actually keeping that) but yea, I find things like that as well.
 

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You can look on the Bay for current pricing and adjust for condition. When I was shopping 5 - 10 years ago the 8" Chef was going for 30 - 50 bucks, the Butcher 20ish. The money knife has been and is still the 10" Chef. It took a Benjamin to get one in decent shape back then and they haven't made any more of them.
 

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Ok, thanks. I'll post a few pics when I take em. Perhaps later or tomorrow. Thanks for the info!!
 

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There’s a 10” chef on the bay as we speak. $50

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Here is a New Old Stock 3 piece set of Forgies I acquired recently! 😎
 

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Before & After pictures of the handles. Treated with some mineral oil SPA. Finished with beeswax blend.
 

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