This is the quintessential vintage French chef's knife, perfect for use by any chef as the single most important tool in the serious kitchen. With an expertly hand-honed edge that is FAR sharper than factory new, it is one of the most effective knives any chef will ever wield and is fully capable of making cuts greater precision than any textbook has a right to call for. Unlike contemporary knives made by Sabatier, this vintage Thiers-Issard Sabatier (elephant and four stars logo on handle) possesses a hand-forged blade contemporary ones are hot-drop forged, i. By machine made from superior carbon steel, with a degree of detail and finish that is simply not possible in the economic reality of today. Though its blade will rust if not properly kept dry between uses.
As is the case with all carbon steel knives, this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance of carbon steel, which hones easier and sharper, providing the kind of authority with every cut that a chef deserves. Also unlike the contemporary knives of today, the knife has a feathered tang, which provides it a measure of balance and "feel" that set it apart. Hold it in your hand and you'll immediately recognize a natural center of gravity in the center of your palm--where it belongs.Modern Sabatier chef's knives use a tang of uniform thickness (it's cheaper to produce, easier to fit with the handle, since that can be done with automation, not the skilled hands of expensive guild craftsmen, as was the practice in the past). It comes with a full blade and its handle is solid with no cracks. Blade measures 9" and the knife is 14" overall--an excellent size for someone who wants JUST a bit more than an 8" knife can offer but doesn't want to take the full plunge of a 10"-er. An exceptional find by any measure. 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.
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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!! The item "RAZOR SHARP Vintage Sabatier Carbon Steel Chef Knife withRare 9 Blade" is in sale since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 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.