Please read our Terms below for details. If you've been wondering what one of the rarest, most beautiful and finely wrought antiquee Sabatier chef knives might look like, you are right now getting a rare glimpse. This superb quality chef knife is an exceptional find by any standard, coming here in one of the smaller and hardest to find sizes, measuring 9-7/8" long with a 6" blade. Obviously, its most outstanding feature is the incredibly beautiful (bovine) bone handles brass-riveted over its full and tapered tang.I date the piece to the early 1900's, though it could be even older than that. The bone handles are, as you can see from the photos, beautifully figured, and without any of the condition problems that so often bedevil these knives--just 100% whole and wonderful. Its maker's marks are one of the finest cutlery marks ever to grace a chef's knife, Sabatier's "Jeune, " with the grape-cluster and letter K with a crown logo. It's one of the most deft and solid Sabatier's I've yet seen, and I've seen more than a few. The genius of its handle doesn't begin and end with aesthetics: it's also a comfortable grip, made to be used, not just gazed at from behind a glass wall. It will slice, chop and dice as well as any knife you've ever used, and probably better. Despite its relatively modest footprint, it's also capable of dispatching the largest pile of onions into teeny morsels--nothing short of a GODSEND to any chef with a smaller hand. It tapers to a particularly fine point, useful for a myriad of applications. It would be difficult to overstate its quality from either a functional or an aesthetic viewpoint.
Best of all, perhaps, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to most home cooks (and to many professional chefs) of Western indoctrination.
This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness, but please exercise MAXIMUM caution, since a careless user may find himself in the E. A unique opportunity to elevate your own collection above and beyond, but not one likely to repeat itself anytime soon. An OUTSTANDING knife for user and collector and a true trophy in any kitchen or display case alike. Please don't do that.Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique Sabatier Jeune Smaller Carbon Steel Chef Knife withULTRA-RARE Bone Handles" is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020.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.