It was made by Sabatier for sale under their old Lion brand from the late 1970s-early 1980s, when stainless Sabatier knives of the highest quality were still being made. Unlike contemporary knives made by Sabatier, this vintage knife possesses a hand-forged blade contemporary ones are hot-drop forged, i.
By machine made from superior virgin stainless steel, with a degree of quality that is simply not possible in the economic reality of today, with a tapered tang, which provides it a measure of balance and "feel" that set it apart. Handle is virtually indestructible black composite. Hold it in your hand and you'll immediately recognize a natural center of gravity in the center of your palm--where it belongs, and which completely belies its larger footprint. In other words, the knife feels and handles like a much smaller one. Condition is excellent, as you can see in the photos, and this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care or will land a careless user in the ER needing stitches.
In the old days, many classically trained French chefs didn't consider a knife fit for professional use until it received its first "working" edge upon receipt from the factory. Sushi chefs continue this tradition with their rituals of water stones and the resulting keen of their blades is virtually alien to casual (and to many professional) users of Western indoctrination. This knife comes pretty close to just that kind of sharpness and you'll have no trouble finding a myriad of uses for it. Blade measures 11.75" and the knife is 16-7/8" overall, more than capable of tackling any job in any kitchen, amateur or professional.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. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for?
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "SUPERB Vintage SABATIER LION Forged 11.75 Stainless Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Monday, January 29, 2018.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.