FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP

FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP

FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP
Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is one of two L'Enfer knives we're posting for sale now (as of this writing) and whether you're looking for a knife to use or just want something truly special for your collection I highly recommend you get them BOTH, because not only are they as scarce as hen's teeth but they're both in spectacular condition. This smaller one is the far more rare of the two simply because they were so useful when new that very few of them survived. L'Enfer brand, one so highly regarded in France among chefs and butchers that even today, some 75 years or more after it was first forged, the name is more often whispered than spoken. They're both older pieces, as evidenced by their stamped (rather than etched) makers' marks; the company was often guilty of having incredibly faint or non-legible markings, but this knife was made the right way, as you can plainly see.

It is truly made of the finest cutlery steel ever produced for the kitchen, as you'll soon see when you use it. Here is a photo below of the two knives, side by side.

BOTH are available as of this writing but this photo is for illustration ONLY. This sale includes ONLY the smaller of the two knives below. In proportion to its handy and very versatile size (9.25" long with 4-3/8" blade), it offers intimidating performance coupled with a lustrously mellowed beechwood handle--overall, a virtual Porsche for your kitchen. When considered that this piece also has NO cracks or looseness of any kind in its handle, there's no escaping the fact that it is a very special find, indeed, and we're very proud to offer it here for your consideration.

The L'Enfer works were known in French as "the hollows of hell" because they consisted of an early 19th century factory with hundreds of hand-forging stations, in which temperatures often exceeded 100 degrees. As such, their logo was the devil, in several variations. To avoid conflict with fire and brimstone types over here, they often used other logos for their knives, or just the word "L'Enfer, " as this one did.

What is beyond dispute or uncertainty, however, is the litheness and balance of the piece which just continue to astonish me every time I use my own L'Enfer knives--just remarkable in every way. The real market for this knife won't really be needing much further introduction anyway. I should point out that the knife is razor sharp, as it was when we took it in trade. An heirloom-quality piece that will, if properly maintained, feed the appetites and imaginations of generations to come.

A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Never soak the knife even briefly, as the antique wood of the handle will split from expansion. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean and dry immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods.

It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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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WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere.

International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 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.
FINE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer Chef's or Butcher Paring Utility Knife RAZOR SHARP


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