This one is probably the most desiraable, made in the quintessential French chef knife size--14-5/8" long with 9.75" blade--with an equally rare rosewood handle. As you can see it was made without the extended, slightly cylindrical bolster we normally associate with French knives, made more in the shape of what is normally found in knives made in Germany or America.Some call them Canadian knives, which the Frenchmen of the cutlery guild who crafted these fine knives would have found silly (like a Canadian restaurant), but whatever you call this knife it will surely be one of the finest your kitchen has even seen. It was made in Thiers, France, from Sabatier's retired upscale "Professional" line of cutlery, some of the finest knives ever produced for the kitchen. As the photos show, it's remarkably well-preserved, with full blade, undamaged rosewood handles triple-brass riveted over a full and tapered tang--good as new and ready to provide a lifetime of outstanding service. In one key way, it is BETTER than new, having been given a professional edge for the purpose of this sale. The German-style bolster does have a function, permitting greater control with the wrist and permits better performance for many users in small quarters--nice in a cramped kitchen, or when working a line. It's the perfect chef knife for chopping, dicing, mincing, slicing or just about any other task that presents itself in the busy kitchen of amateur or professional alike. It's getting harder all the time to find Sabatier knives of this vintage anymore, though you'll certainly want to, since the blade is forged from pure virgin steel (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today.
You might not be aware that Sabatier knives (like their German coutnerparts) began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made prior to that and the difference is real. I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often.Whatever name you decide to call it, this is EVERY skilled chef's most essential knife in the kitchen. 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!
This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one. Notice how the tang of the blade extends all the way through the handle, and the way the tang grows more thin as you get closer to the butt of the handle AND towards the tip? When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. 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 a truly unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! 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. 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 "RAZOR SHARP Vintage Sabatier Carbon Steel 9.75 Chef Knife withRARE German Bolster" is in sale since Tuesday, July 21, 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.