In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This singularly outstanding knife was hand-forged in Thiers, France by Sabatier in their Jeune line (with a K and cluster of grapes for their logo) and is as fine to use as it is to gaze upon. It may appear merely big, bad and beautiful at first glance, but it is even more impressive in person, a wolf in sheep's clothing, possessing some of the finest carbon steel in its blade ever affixed to a handle for use in preparing food.
That's quite a statement, but well-supported by its performance. With its PURELY French design, solid beechwood handle, brass rivets over a tapered tang and RAZOR sharp, hand-forged carbon steel blade, this beautiful knife is hand-forged in a design that has LONG been favored by the French chefs and butchers for its versatility, ease of maneuverability and comfortable grip.
And at 19-3/8" long with a 13" blade it comes in one of the very largest size you'll ever find in such a knife. Knives of similar design can be found in French paintings dating back to the Middle Ages, so old is this design, but I date this one to the early-mid 1900's, as evidenced by its materials and construction.
Regardless of its exact age, its performance and quality are timeless. With its razor sharp edge and its overwhelming size, it's absolutely perfect for slicing anything that you wish when you wish to slice it in one stroke. For slicing and trimming meats, carving roasts or processing fish--you name it--you will look far and wide before you find its equal. Handle is a solid piece of beech, in REMARKABLY good condition with no chips, cracks or looseness at all. If you've never used a traditional French butcher knife like this before, you're in for a treat.Its carbon steel blade takes a razor's edge easily, unlike today's overly-hardened blades, which nearly require you to be a blacksmith to re-hone. For the purpose of this sale this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing fingers. In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it. The most outstanding quality of the knife is, though, the comfort and balance it enjoys in your hand--ergonomics meets classical antique. Like all superior chef's cutlery, it feels like it belongs in your hand.
There was a time when every serious kitchen in France had at least one knife in this style, but times have changed. If you appreciate the beauty and functionality of a great knife, YOUR time has come to acquire what will soon become one of your all-time favorites, you may soon come to think of this knife as an heirloom. 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?
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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 "HUGE Vintage SABATIER Jeune K Carbon Steel Chef's Butcher Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 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.