Please read our Terms below for details. They were made in Nogent, France by Pernot, once one of that city's larger makers of knives (though now defunct) and finer examples of the form would be hard to find.
It's the perfect set, including chef knife, slicing/carving/fillet knife and paring knife--what any French-trained chef would consider all that he or she will ever need to do it all. Each blade is stamped PERNOT, NOGENT, FRANCE, MADE IN FRANCE.
Remarkably, these knives have NEVER been used, only stored. Each blade has some discoloration from ambient moisture and each handle has some VERY minor, VERY superficial hairlines, also from storage--NOT damage. Each of these knives is a SUPERB piece, still fully capable of providing outstanding performance to any chef whose vision and skills are commensurate with their balance and precision. Each blade was hand-forged in Nogent, France, where this style of knife was developed and there are few words which adequately describe them more than just plain Wow!Each was expertly hand-forged with what's known as a Nogent-style handle, a mangificent French design named for the city whose cutlery guilds pioneered using a rat-tail tang below the blade (tang, flared bolster and blade are one piece) to pierce the ebony handle, anchored with a corresponding hooked tang rod inserted from the bottom, with a white brass ferrule at the bolster to provide added strength. The great deal of labor that goes into this design (my personal favorite for a vintage chef's knife of any configuation) favors a lighter-weight, higher degree of balance and, in my humble opinion, the finest craftsmanship and beauty in a chef's knife. The casual observer might say something like, but it isn't all one piece like those fully forged Henckels knives I see at Bloomingdales! THIS design was the pinnacle of craftsmanship in chef's cutlery and was all but completely abandoned after WWII in favor of today's designs, only because they were far easier to mass produce. These, however, required one guild to forge the blades, another to finish them, another to make the handles and the "hafter's guild" to fit them all together. If you're someone who knows the FEEL of fine knives, you won't have to use this knife twice to understand what it's capable of, and you will experience nothing short of a revelation of performance. Like all fine vintage carbon steel knives, these knives will rust if not carefully kept dry during use, but you'll be richly rewarded for your trouble with superior peformance in every way, shape and form. Carbon is also easier to rehone and does not require a blacksmith's skills to achieve the finest possible edge. A knife like this elevates the mundane tasks like chopping, mincing and dicing to an art form, and may even spark your imagination to new levels of creativity in the kitchen.
Chef knife is 14-7/8" long with a 10" blade; slicer is 12.5" long with a 8" blade; paring knife is 8-5/8" long with a 4.5" blade, but by any measure this is a HUGE find at an affordable price. An heirloom-quality set of knives that will, if properly maintained, feed the appetites and imaginations of generations to come.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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "UNUSED Vintage PERNOT France Chef's 3-Knife Carbon Steel Nogent-style Boxed Set" is in sale since Thursday, May 26, 2016.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.