Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades.In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is a rare and beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautiful old Sabatier chef's knife hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style that is uniquely French, with hand-forged carbon steel blade, triple birdseye-riveted over a full and tapered tang with beautiful, old-growth African ebony handles. It comes in an extra-large size, measuring 17.25" long with a 12" blade. This knife has been very well used but it has also been expertly maintained over the course of more than 75 years since it was hand-forged.
Handles are entirely free of the hairlines that so often bedevil the finest ebony and the entire piece is rock solid. Made at the height of the company's prowess, this is the Sabatier knife that celebrity chef James Beard raves about in reverential tones. The knife's markings are partially worn away from its blade but they originally read, RUE A LA MAIN, MODELE SABATIER, DROESCHER & BEHAR (the knife's original importer), MADE IN FRANCE. It also has its markings on its handle, as you can see in the photos.Like many other French makers, the maker of this knife spiraled in decline for economic reasons and the quality of their cutlery suffered as a result, forcing them to compete more and more with the cheap, mass-produced goods of Japan and other makers. This knife, though, pre-dates all of those woes and is a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. It is rare to be found at all, especially in this prized size. It is at LEAST a full measure of refinement above the average Sabatier of its day and was made for a user of prestige, not something available in department stores of its day, only in restaurant supply houses of repute which catered to the finest hotels and restaurants. Like all fine knives, it has a fully forged and tapered tang that extends the full length of the knife, for maximum balance in the center of your hand, where it belongs. When you use a knife like this, it feels like an extension of your hand, not a mere object that you're holding. Its superb aesthetics are matched by it's performance. This is the perfect knife for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, and is, for many old-school chefs, the only knife you'll ever need.
From creating thin slices of turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion or whatever, to reducing large piles of your garden's freshest herbs into small piles of aromatic goodness, this outstanding knife will outperform just about any other. Best of all, though, is the size of the piece.
In this extra-large size, it is the last word in any kitchen cutlery debate. Despite its full size, it never once feels heavy in the hand, and it was made to be balanced, with a feel meant to impress the expert user. Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly round and elongated French bolster, which allows your fingertips to achieve maximum contact with the knife for better control than its German counterparts. 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!
Best of all, perhaps, this exceptional knife was recently given an EXTREMELY sharp professional edge and must be treated with extreme care. You can literally shave with it. 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 the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one! A beautiful piece for use or for display among any serious collector's finest cutlery. 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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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!!The item "Vintage Sabatier EXTRA-FINE Carbon Steel Chef Knife withEbony RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, April 5, 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.