MAC 14" Carving Knife Original Series CK-90 - Japan
This MAC Carving Knife has 9" of blade and 14 1/4 inch full tang construction with Stainless steel rivets in what looks like an Olive wood handle. This model MAC is made to carve large meats, but serves double duty as a Chef knife for large jobs like slicing melons or heads of cabbage. On the MAC Knife website this "Original Series" Carving knife is $82.50
My first yard sale pick was a French knife many years ago at the beginning of my Culinary career. Over the years of GSaling I have passed over most kitchen knives but uncovered some classic beauties. MAC Original Series knives started a Kitchen Knife revolution 40 years ago and in that time I have acquired about 3 MACs in my knife block alongside Shun, Henckel and Sabatier.
I have to say MAC knives get the most use in my kitchen. The rounded tip is absolutely the most useful feature. The distinctively thin high carbon blade passes through anything easily and stays razor sharp. I already have a MAC Carver and I just picked this one up recently at an Estate ...a duplicate! Just your luck that I cannot pass up a MAC knife ;-)
While they may still make this model, this is a Vintage knife and shows a little age such as light scratches (sharpening steel?) and slight micro pitting on the side surface (aged high carbon steel), but there are *no* functional issues. It's received some TLC and is razor sharp. Priced accordingly. A powerful addition to your home kitchen at a great price!
9 inch blade 14 ¼ inch overall length weight 6 oz