Handles are beveled and hatched, a Foster Bros. trademark, and cut from incredibly fine African ebony (VERY rare, indeed, for a boning knife by any maker) triple-riveted over a full and tapered tang. The knife came from Foster Bros. Green Line of cutlery and as such, dates to the period 1930's--1950's. Green Line knives were expensive then--not something made for the meatpacking industry, as most Foster Brothers pieces were--but were made to cater to a very upscale user, say a professional chef or a wealthy homeowner. It retains its original sticker, which reads, "Foster Bros., Forge Toughened, A CHATILLON Product," with the anvil logo. Blade reads, "Foster Bros., Forge Toughened, Made in U.S.A."


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