Please read our Terms below for details. As anyone who has ever used one can tell you, this is, quite simply, one of the finest paring knives ever made. Made in what's known as the "Nogent style" for the city of the same name in France, the knife incorporated a style and construction that is nearly a lost art on this earth.
As you can see in the photos it's in virtually brand new condition, which is quite astonishing, considering that it's well over 40 years old. It comes from the now-retired "PROFESSIONAL" line and was hand-forged from virgin steel long with a solid ebony handle.While the blade is entirely hand-forged with an integral bolster, as modern high-quality chef's knives are, the handle required far more craft to build. It involves a rat-tail shaped tang going the full length of the handle (piercing it, actually), anchored at the bottom with a hooked tang-pin and collared at the bolster in white brass for added support. What makes this variety of knife so special, however, is its balance in your hand and its relative light weight, which enables it to speed through your workday in the kitchen like a long-lost razor finger reappearing suddenly on your hand! Many people MISTAKENLY believe that the modern style is better. This couldn't be further from the truth. Ask your own local French chef over the age of 50.
In the classic French style, it comes with a truly triangular blade and in this size was sometimes called a tournier, the ideal knife for the most demanding, precision work like detailing and decorating. Julia Child has written extensively about her love of these knives and they are VERY rare to find in any condition. It is RAZOR sharp--ready to show you a whole new world of precision in tackling the most detail-oriented tasks you have.
I predict that the first-time user of this knife will be an instant convert. As the photos show, it also has an very fine point, enabling you to enter places that German paring knives can only wonder about. Its blade is made of superb carbon steel, which hones razor's edge in a way stainless can only dream about, with relatively easy honing. Because the knife was made prior to 1987, when the company, like most major makers of fine cutlery, began in that year to switch to using recycled steel in its blades, it will not snap in mid-use (I've had several do it to me, including THREE by Henckels).It measures 6.75" overall (blade alone is 2.5") but performs HUGE in any kitchen. A great opportunity for yourself or a lucky loved one's kitchen knives to take a giant step toward the sublime!
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The item "RAZOR SHARP Antique Sabatier Carbon Chef's Nogent Detail Paring Knife A+ Cond" is in sale since Tuesday, December 08, 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.