The overall length is 17.75" with the blade measuring full 12" long. The Sabatier mark is mostly worn but enough is legible to identify the maker.
The custom or modified handle is either carved bone, stag or very hard wood. The handle is tight and sturdy and feels very good in hand. The foot at the end pommel has a small, make-do repair that was made a long time ago.
The knife has a lot of age and patina. The images are part of the item description.P lease view all of the images carefully and enlarge and zoom the images to better determine the quality of the item or items being offered. Please message with any questions or useful info. I promise to provide as honest and accurate description as possible and provide quality images of the item being offered. I will never deceive or provide misleading information. The item "Big 17.5 SABATIER Acier Fondu Antique Chef Knife 12 Blade Modified Handle" is in sale since Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "chic-chicks" and is located in Parish, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.