It's a SUPER-RARE one because of its solid machined aluminum handle scales, which are virtually indestructible. Not many of them made their way to the USA and the only others I've ever seen are in my own collection. The knife incorporates a style and construction that is more typical of German-made knives than French, with a shorter bolster that's integral to blade and tang. These knives have been called "Canadian style, " though there's nothing particularly Canadian about them.
They are fairly scarce, though, especially in this quintessential size, " long overall with a 9-" blade. In terms of its materials, craftsmanship, balance, size, condition and especially performance, it's simply a good as it gets and whether you're collecting or cooking, it's the ONE knife you'll never give up once you've gotten it into your hand. This is a beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved Sabatier chef's knife hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style--every French chef's most prized tool.
It comes RAZOR sharp in superb condition, professionally edged for this sale and now sharper than when it was new. Made at the height of the Sabatier's prowess, it comes from the company's long-ago retired "Chef Au Ritz" which was equal to any the company ever produced.It is a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. It is rare to be found at all, especially in such beautiful condition, retaining much of its original shine, giving it the appearance of stainless steel but be assured that this is carbon steel of the highest quality and will discolor with use over time.
Like all fine knives, it is fully hand-forged with a tapered tang that extends the full length of the knife, for maximum balance in the center of your hand, where it belongs. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding. It's superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance. This is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, and is, for many old-school chefs, the only knife you'll ever need.From creating thin slices of turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever, to reducing large piles of your garden's freshest herbs into small piles of aromatic goodness, this outstanding knife will outperform just about any other. Handle is deeply and darkly mellowed rosewood, entirely free of cracks or any other problems--VERY rare, to say the least--triple-brass pinned, not rivetedm over a full and tapered tang. If you've never used a carbon steel knife before, you're in for a treat.
Experienced chefs know that only a true carbon steel blade can consistently attain the razor-sharp edge that makes cooking a true pleasure you must wipe the knife after every use to avoid stains and rusting, but will be richly rewarded with superior performance! The maker's mark is nice and clearly stamped on the blade and on the handle.
Whether you're an amateur or professional chef, you know how important the finest cutlery is to your state of mind while cooking. Here's your chance to relax and let your hands take over. And it's never too early to find the perfect Christmas gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one! A beautiful piece for use or for display among a collector's finest cutlery and something you'll 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. 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 "Rare XL Vintage Sabatier Au Ritz France Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 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.