In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is the quintessential vintage French chef's knife offered in the quintessential size, 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 beauty comes from their fine, now-retired "Professional" series and 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. Handles are a black phenolic resin of the highest quality, like that found on the old Bell Telephones.Its fine carbon steel blade will rust if not properly kept dry between uses, as is the case with all carbon steel knives, but 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). Condition of the knife is excellent, with a full blade and handle is solid with no cracks. Blade measures 10" and the knife is 14.75" overall. An exceptional find by any measure.
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