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 was made as what is known in France as a trenchelard. Wider than a slicing knife, slightly more narrow than the typical chef knife, it's much like a sushi chef's sujihiki in being able to do it all and do it well.It's one of the oldest knives of this style to use riveted handle, with most of Tichet's knives being made in the Nogent style with a pierced, rat-tail tang through a solid handle. As you can see in the photos, it's been used and sharpened extensively but it's 100% structurally and functionally sound with only some wear, no damage.
As you'd expect from this top maker it was hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style, with beautifully patinated carbon steel blade and with beautiful 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). There is a bit of gapping between tang and scales, as you can see, but this is minor and can be filled with wax or wood putty if you desire, very easily so easier still--just use it right out of the box! 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.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 RAZOR sharp, having received a professional edging for the purpose of this sale, guaranteed to thrill the most jaded user. Measures 16-5/8" long with 11-3/8" blade that's 1-5/8 wide--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.
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