1970s Vintage 9" Blade ** Dione Lucas ** Japanese Santoku Large Chef Knife Japan
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1970s Vintage 9" Blade ** Dione Lucas ** Japanese Santoku Large Chef Knife Japan:
VintageJapanese Santoku StyleLarge Chef Knifewith Molybdenum Stainless Steel Blade & Wood Handle Made byDione Lucas
Dione Lucas ( 1909-1971 ) was a professional English chef specializing on French cuisine. She was the first female to graduate from Le Cordon Blue. She helped establishing an extension of the famous Paris culinary school in London in 1930s.Dione Lucas was the first woman featured in a cooking show on television on WPIX-11 in New York. In one of her New York restaurants,The Gingerman, Lucas helped to introduce theomeletteto the American palate. She can be seen as a predecessor and influence toJulia Child. Dione Lucas authored several cookbooks onFrench cuisine.
This knife has the blade fabricated from the special steel with trace amount of molybdenum doped or added to the regular steel to increase its strength, hardness, and toughness, to improve machinability, and to resist corrosion. The handle is triple riveted over the full tang ( almost ) to sure fitting for durability, strength, & balance.
*** DIONE LUCAS --- ca. 1960s-1970s ***
Blade Length 9"Total Length 14"Weight 4 - 5 oz.( approximate measurements )
Wear Cut Scratch
pitting or patina on both sides of the blade near the handle ( last two photos ), blade structure is good
Photos are descriptions
Maintenance Suggestion: Hand wash only in warm water after using,especially if used on foods that have acidic sauce/liquid. After washing it, wipe the blade and handle completely dry.Use of electric knife sharpener or dishwasher not recommended.
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