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 the quintessential vintage French chef's knife, perfect for use by any chef as the single most important tool in the serious kitchen. We can't QUITE call it new but this knife has NEVER been used, which is somewhat astonishing, and as you can see in the photos it still possesses the original protective coating of cosmoline it received when made to keep it sealed from ambient moisture during storage.As such, its conditon is beautiful and this knife remains one of the most effective any chef will ever wield--fully capable of making cuts of greater precision than any textbook has a right to call for. Unlike contemporary knives made by Sabatier, this vintage Thiers-Issard Sabatier (elephant and four stars logo on handle) possesses a hand-forged blade contemporary ones are hot-drop forged, i. By machine made from superior carbon steel, with a degree of detail and finish that is simply not possible in the economic reality of today. Though its blade will rust if not properly kept dry between uses. As is the case with all carbon steel knives, this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance of carbon steel, which hones easier and sharper, providing the kind of authority with every cut that a chef deserves. Also unlike the contemporary knives of today, the knife has a feathered tang, which provides it a measure of balance and "feel" that set it apart. Hold it in your hand and you'll immediately recognize a natural center of gravity in the center of your palm--where it belongs. Modern Sabatier chef's knives use a tang of uniform thickness (it's cheaper to produce, easier to fit with the handle, since that can be done with automation, not the skilled hands of expensive guild craftsmen, as was the practice in the past). It measures in at 12-5/8" long with an 8" blade but it's an exceptional find by any measure and an instant heirloom for user and collector alike! 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. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.
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The item "Fine UNUSED Vintage 1970's Sabatier Carbon Steel Chef Knife with8 Blade" is in sale since Friday, March 03, 2017. 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.