VINTAGE STEAK KNIFE SET WITH KITSCHY WALL-MOUNTED WOOD RACK
Saturday night was “Steak Night” at the Bucknord household. Every week Mr. Bucknord would fire up the charcoal grill and over cook steaks for the entire family of five. Mrs. Bucknord would pull five steak knives out of the wood knife holder that hung on the wall in the kitchen of their modest suburban ranch style home. The knife holder had a print of a panic-looking chicken next to what looked like a hatchet. It was a gift from Uncle Roy, brought back from Japan where he was stationed in the army. The steak knives were the instrument of choice, necessary to attack the shoe leather tough meat that Mr. Bucknord would bring in from the grill. Then the five Bucknords with TV trays in front of them, would settle down to eat their steak dinner while watching the Lawrence Welk show on television.
Here's a fun find from the 1950s-60s--a wall mounted wood knife holder complete with five (5) steak knives with simulated antler handles. The wood knife holder has a kitschy chicken and axe illustration printed on the front of it. The rack is made out of hardwood and measures 9" tall, 5" wide and 1.5" thick. The rack looks like it was made in Japan while the serrated stainless steel steak knifes are made in USA by Forgecraft. Each knife measures 9" long. There are two slots on the back side of the holder so it can be mounted on the wall on two screws/nails.
This set is in good vintage condition with no major issues. The wood knife holder has some light scratches and scuffs with a small area on the one side with some chips. The printed graphics are bright. The knives are in very good shape with some light scratches but are sharp and straight and free of rust.
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