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Vintage Burns Mfg. English style Carving Set of knife and knife honer. "Cuts Like Wildfire" was their advertising slogan. Has a non-serrated sharp edge. Marked on the blade "Burns Mfg Co. Inc. Syracuse NY Stainless." Caramel butterscotch mix bakelite composite handles with a scallop kind of shape on both pieces. The colors vary slightly. They appear to be from the late 1940's era, perhaps early 1950's.

English style carver knife. 13" in total length with the stainless steel blade portion 8" long. The blade has likely been lightly sharpened or honed over the decades, but there are no gouges or chips in the cutting edge. Its in great condition with lots of life left in this piece if you want to use it. If you're a non-using collector, watch your fingers!

Knife honer measures 12"L. Knife honing is done to keep the edge of the knife straight. Unlike sharpening, which removes material and actually sharpens the blade, honing is more of a “fine tuning” of the blade. Most professional cooks "steel" their knives every day. There are several ways to hone your knife. Draw the entire blade across the honing steel at a 20 degree angle. Use a small amount of pressure evenly across the whole blade as it cuts across the steel. Repeat on the other side of the blade and alternate on each side several times.

Great condition on blades and the handles too. No rust. Honer doesn't even look used. We found no cracks or splits on the handles, just a couple of teeny tiny doinks on the knife. Amazing for this old an item. Keep it out of your dishwasher to maintain in good condition. Knife was produced by Burns Mfg. Co. Inc. of Syracuse, New York back in the day. Honer is unmarked. Burns' cutlery is hard to find so this item is pretty rare.

Includes both pieces. Ships to USA addresses only. Usually ships within 2 business days.


Vintage Burns Mfg. Co. Large English Style Carving Set of Knife and Knife Honer


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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: bakelite, plastic, stainless, steel
  • Only ships within United States.
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