In inverse proportion to its huge size (20" long with a 14.5" blade), this superb knife is incredble fast and nimble, weighing in at just 11.5 ounces and offering intimidating performance coupled with maximum precision. The pedigree of this piece puts it among the finest ever made in France, a very special find, indeed, and we're very proud to offer it here for your consideration. Though this knife is not stamped with the name "L'Enfer, " we're guaranteeing its identity--and, more importantly, its QUALITY--as 100% of L'Enfer Sabatier manufacture. The L'Enfer brand (L'Enfer means "Hell" in French) often experienced resistance in the American market because their logo and identity were inextricably tied to an image of the Devil, a bit risky on the American market, where puritanical Bible-belters throughout the south and midwest might be offended. The L'Enfer works earned their name and 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.
To avoid conflict with fire-and-brimstone types over here, they often used other logos for their knives, and this one, with its running chef holding a knife under his arm on the blade, is one of those We're not the devil! The true value of the piece, however, is in using it.The litheness and balance of the piece just continue to astonish----just remarkable in every way. The real market for this knife won't really be needing much further introduction anyway. As you can see in the photos, this knife is in excellent condition with NONE of the hairlines in its ebony handle that so often are found on great antique knives like this. It's also WICKEDLY sharp, having been edged for this sale by Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business, and it's now much sharper than when it first left the factory. It is guaranteed to thrill.
An heirloom-quality piece that will, if properly maintained, feed the appetites and imaginations of generations to come. 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. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HUGE Antique Sabatier/L'Enfer 20 Carbon Steel Nogent Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 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.