My paternal grandmother passed away quite a few years ago and, due to some familial issues, her house has never been truly cleared out. I had a day off today and went that direction, not expecting to see much of interest. Little did I know what was to come! Behold, the perfect picture of the perils of the electric knife sharpener!
It's fortunate I had not fully considered my culinary hobby/profession before she had her first stroke. We would have had serious issues regarding knife maintenance.
The knife has no specific demarcations or brands. It's got a very strong distal taper and, once I got it on a diamond plate, it sharpened up into a clean edge immediately. Likewise, the handle is in great shape. A little sanding and a little oil will have it looking good. I'm going to see about getting it onto a grinding wheel and try to bring it down into some semblance of a thick petty or short slicer, just as a memento and project. Wish me luck!