Our Premium vintage collection, brought to you by the partnership between Chef & a Knife and GT Edgeworks.
If you take cooking seriously, if you're ready to invest a little bit of time and a lot more care then this premium vintage carbon steel knife is for you.
The blade is fully forged from high quality carbon steel. This blade has been treated for rust, cleaned and professionally sharpened. The steel gives superior edge retention, strength, and wear resistance.
The handles are made from a Stabilized australian blackwood and brass pins and this specific piece of timber has a rare grain type (the lines show the stages and age of the tree). They are attached to the full tang blade with a set of beautiful and brass pins. The timber was finished in natural Australian made timber finishes produced in Port Lincoln in South Australia by Constantia Organic finishes.
The new handle has been fitted and lovingly shaped by Josh from GT Edgeworks in South Australia. Josh has a passion for reviving vintage knives so you can be assured that the work is of the highest quality.
Overall Length: 480mm
Blade Length: 320mm
Blade Thickness: 1.4 mm
Style: Fully Forged, Full Tang, Six Brass Pins
Steel: Carbon Steel
Hardness: 58 HRC
Handle Material: Stabilised australian black wood
Weight: Approx 300g
Made in: USA 🇺🇸 But restored in Australia 🇦🇺
History of Fouter Bros Cutlery
John Chatillon Company made scales when it was founded in 1835. Eventually, they began making butcher knives, cleavers, and steels. In 1885, they became sole agents agents for the Foster Brothers line butchers' tools. In 1896, the firm purchased the Phoenix Knife Company of Phoenix, New York.
In 1883 John Chatillon & Sons Co. of New York City, a half-century old maker of scales, acquired the Foster Brothers Cutlery Co. of Fulton, New York, founded in 1878 by Frank and Allie Foster. Chatillon expanded the Foster Bros. line to over 500 items. During World War II Foster made 250,000 cleavers for the military, plus thousands of bolos and other knives. Chatillon closed Foster Bros. in the 1950's, and sold the name to the Columbia Cutlery Co.
In 1896, the firm purchased the Phoenix Knife Company of Phoenix, New York. They then merged it with the Foster Brothers & Chatillon Company. This added hundreds of patterns of of jack and pen knives to their line.
They continued dealing in pocket cutlery as late as 1937. The firm is still in business, dealing in butchers supplies.