Please read our Terms below for details. Whether you're collecting or looking for one of the finest vintage chef knives ever made for use today, this is a knife to get excited about. And if you're someone who has been in search for the FINEST possible antique French chef knife, you just hit paydirt, because if you're heart isn't already racing at the sight of this knife you just might be DEAD!With quality elevated above and beyond the normal (and quite considerable) excellence we associate with a fine vintage Sabatier, this quintessential French chef's knife shines in every possible manner: materials, workmanship, size, condition and rarity. It's one of the oldest knives of this style either of us will ever see, pre-dating use of the Sabatier name. As you can see in the photos, it's beautifully preserved and was hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style that is every French chef's most prized tool.
Condition is excellent--just as good as it gets--with beautifully patinated carbon steel blade and with beautifully preserved African ebony handles of the finest quality, the likes of which is no longer found on knives of any kind (due to imprudent overharvesting and cost). Made at the height of the company's technical and artisanal prowess, it was produced for export to America and is equal to any the company ever produced in this style (with riveted handles and integral blade/bolster/tang, as opposed to the older Nogent-style with hidden tang), bearing markings of its maker and its original exporter/distributor, Pouzet.Like all fine knives, it has a fully forged and tapered tang that extends the full length of the knife, for maximum balance in the center of your hand, where it belongs. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding. It's superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance. This is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, and is, for many old-school chefs, the only knife you'll ever need. From creating thin slices of turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever, to reducing large piles of your garden's freshest herbs into small piles of aromatic goodness, this outstanding knife will outperform just about any other. Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly elongated, rounded French bolster, which allows your fingertips to achieve maximum contact with the knife for better control than its German counterparts. If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat.
Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! It is exceedingly sharp, having received a professional edging for the purpose of this sale that is FAR sharper than when it was new--guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most grumpy chef. Also nice is the size of the piece, 14-5/8" long with a 9.75" blade--more than enough knife for tackling your kitchen's big jobs but so well balanced and agile as to permit the very speedy dispatch of even the smallest clove of garlic. Whether you're an amateur or professional chef, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking. Here's your chance to relax and let your hands take over.
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Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique Pre-Sabatier LaTrompette Hand-Forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, October 23, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.