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. Whether you're a collector collecting vintage Sabatier or just a chef in need of one of the finest slicing knives ever made on this planet, you'll have to agree that this is just a great knife offered here still in superb, like-new condition with no problems of any kind. In one key way, too, it's even BETTER than when it was new, having received a professionally applied edge by Ross Cutlery of downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business.
As such, it's now much more RAZOR sharp then when it left the factory and guaranteed to thrill any chef. As evidenced by the handle that bears Thiers-Issard's world-famous logo of 4 stars and an elephant, this superb chef's slicing knife (known in French as a "trenchelard") was made for Sabatier by Thiers-Issard, one of France's most legendary makers of fine chef's cutlery. There are few words which adequately describe it more than just plain Wow!It was expertly hand-forged with what's known as a Nogent-style handle, a magnificent French design named for the legendary knifemaking city of the same name, near Thiers, that uses a rat-tail tang below the blade (tang, flared bolster and blade are one piece) to pierce the ebony handle, anchored with a corresponding hooked tang rod inserted from the bottom, with a white brass ferrule at the bolster to provide added strength. The great deal of labor that goes into this design (my personal favorite for a vintage chef's knife of any configuration) favors a lighter-weight, higher degree of balance and, in my humble opinion, true craftsmanship and beauty in a chef's knife. The casual observer will say something like, but it isn't all one piece like those Henckels knives I see at Bloomingdales! THIS design was the one so lavishly praised by chefs like James Beard and Julia Child. THIS design represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship in chef's cutlery and was all but completely abandoned after WWII in favor of today's designs, which were far easier to mass produce. Manufacturing these knives required one guild to forge the blades, another to finish them, another to make the handles and the "hafter's guild" to fit them all together. If you're someone who knows the FEEL of fine knives, you won't have to use this knife twice to understand what it's capable of, and you will experience nothing short of a revelation of performance and balance. But all of the history behind this knife is secondary and in short, if you're someone looking to own one of the finest slicing knives ever made, this knife is for you. Its blade is hand-forged from the very finest carbon cutlery steel, it's ebony handle as warm to the touch as it is easy on the eyes. Like all carbon steel knives, it must be kept dry, even during use, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superb edge maintenance and performance offered by carbon steel, as any experienced chef or butcher over the age of 50 can confirm. The very fact that the French have given the "trenchelard" its own name should clue you that it is a VERY highly treasured knife in the serious chef's kitchen. It's also one of the most misunderstood.
Of course, as you'd expect, it will shave WAFER-thin slices of charcuterie, tomatoes, onions, or anything else. Unlike German knives, however, it's also capable of being used like a chef's knife for chopping, mincing, dicing, etc.Since its blade echoes the triangular form of the larger chef knife (also echoed in the paring knives of this design). Here's your chance to acquire what you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. Measures 14-5/8" with 9.75" blade--but by any measure this knife will come up BIG whenever and wherever you may use it. A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Vintage Sabatier Nogent-style Carbon Steel Chef's Slicing Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, September 09, 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.