This superb chef's knife was made in Paris by Tichet and when it comes to French chef knives with a stainless steel blade, there were none finer. For the sake of this sale we've had this one professionally edged to a RAZOR sharpness that very few knives ever achieve. We urge the utmost in caution or a careless user may find himself in the E. It was expertly hand-forged with what's known as a Nogent-style handle, a mangificent 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, 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 configuation) favors a 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 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. These, however, 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. It's a transitional knife in the history of such knives, because it employs this older construction style with a stainless steel blade. Many chef's prefer a carbon steel blade, especially when hafted to a Nogent handle, but many chef's also work in counties that prohibit the use of carbon steel blades, due to (what amounts to superstitious) health codes.
If you're one of those chefs, or just someone looking to own one of the finest knives ever made, this knife is for you. Of course, as you'd expect, it will shave WAFER-thin slices of charcuterie, tomatoes, onions, or anything else, but it is first and foremost a chef's knife for chopping, mincing, dicing, for which it is ideally suited, thanks in large part to the triangular form of its blade. A great chance to acquire what user and collector alike will rightly come to think of 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? 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--sorry, but we've already been victimized by abusers of this system and of our trust.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. 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. REGARDING FEEDBACK: We prefer that you leave us none at all and join us in boycotting this sham. What're they afraid of--the world actually knowing how their greed is manifest?Please don't misunderstand; we're all for making a buck but CENSORSHIP? That has GOT to go! We'll be happy to tell you what we really think but dare not do so over the (easily monitored) intra-net the company runs. Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "RARE Vintage TICHET Smaller Hand-forged Stainless Nogent Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, February 19, 2015. 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.