Pallares 7.25" 'Degollar' Catalonian Butcher. Carbon steel blade with durable boxwood handle. Handmade in Solsona, Spain.
The Catalonian butcher's knife is akin to the French 'Boucher', which is used similarly to a scimitar or bullnose butcher knives. Ideal for large cuts, slicing chops and steaks. The design of this knife dates back to the middle ages and is still used extensively in southern Europe .
Founded in 1917 in Solsona, Spain by two brothers, and currently run by the third generation of the family, Pallares is the last surviving workshop in an area one-time famous (since the 1600’s) for its knife making workshops. Pallares strives to use traditional, high quality materials and have always been known for well tempered steel. Their knives are completely hand ground and assembled and have wonderful cutting feel and good edge retention.
Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which will not impede the performance of the knife. This is par for the course on these knives and is part of how they sell them for a very reasonable price.
This knife is NOT stainless. Extra care should be taken to keep it dry when not in use to keep from rusting! No dishwasher.