Pre-1891 J A Henckels English style 12.25" carving knife. Blade is hand-forged carbon steel with steel ferruled European walnut handle. 17 3/4" overall, height at heel 1 1/2", 154 grams.
This blade shape with a clip point tip and parallel edge and spine with the oval 'saber' grip handle are quintessentially English, but here finely made in Solingen. Blade is thin and springy, from when hand grinding was done by very skilled workers.