This is a true rarity: An unmolested 14" carbon steel French Chef's knife made by Le Roi ("The King) somewhere between 1920 and 1940. The blade on this beauty is in absolutely fantastic condition; it has not seen much use and is not worn down whatsoever. It looks to have the same shape and geometry it had when new. The handle is made of lighter ebony (I believe) and has a surface hairline split but is not loose and has not worsened in my possession (of about a year). The style of this knife's handle is called Nogent.
Nogent is a region in France that was the mecca for knifemaking in the early 1900's. The nogent handle was the most revered and most expensive handle to produce.
The 3 piece construction is really a brilliant design... If you're looking for a knife to handle large gourds butternut squash, etc. , watermelons, or any other melon, this is it.
Conversely, if you're cooking for a large group and need to dice a handful of onions into nothing in an instant, this is also your knife. I wish we still made them like this. This one I'm letting go as I simply have way too many knives. The item "14 Le Roi Carbon Steel Nogent French Chef's Knife Pre-Sabatier Trompette" is in sale since Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "gcwhitman" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN.