Stiff blade, reliable, sturdy yet elegant. Stainless Steel; Brass rivets; Made in France. The steel is very, very easy to sharpen and keeps its sharpness very good - a secret of the French artisans. Very Sharp; Professionally, Carefully Sharpened. Very good to mint condition in general I could say it is a luxury knife.
The handle with no cracks in very good to mint condition too (very smooth, good, comfortable grip, highly polished). In my opinion is better then a new knife because you can never get a brand new knife so well sharpened and polished. Blade + handle = very finely polished.
Original inscriptions on the blade. An image of a crown.168-12 [on the other side - this inscription is carved into the metal and it is preserved]. The knife wheights 0.86 pounds / 390 grames. I have a small sharpening business and I like to think I know what a sharp knife is. It was sharpened only on Japanese water stones. No sparkles, the stones are continuously impregnated and sprayed with water.
That means no damaging of the original steel quality (like hardening). The last stone is an 8,000 grit which means mirror polish.I have sharpened it manually on Japanese water stones (using a lot of water which means no sparks - in order to maintain the original blade properties - like hardening). Last stone 8000 grit - mirror finish, razor sharp. I have a little sharpening business which means that the knife is properly sharpened - I like to believe. The Japanese water stones can be used only when they are wet and continuously sprayed with water. AT THE POST OFFICE YOU GOTTA PRODUCE AN I.
IN ORDER TO GET YOUR KNIFE (PARCEL/ENVELOPE) AND TO SIGN FOR IT. The item "Sabatier with a Crown HOFFRITZ Chef's Knife 11.81 (300 mm) stainless blade" is in sale since Tuesday, October 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "cristi57cristian" and is located in Pitesti, Arges. This item can be shipped worldwide.