Please read our Terms below for details. In more ways than one, this is BIG. This is the quintessential vintage French chef's knife offered in the largest size produced with a fully hand-forged, integral blade/bolster/tang construction. This knife is not for the faint of heart nor for the dainty of hand. It was made by the company in thier fine "Professional" line with the company's oval logo and name on its handle.
It also has its model number, 244, indicating it was made in the company's earliest years of production for the PROFESSIONAL line, sometime in the late 1950's (they stopped stamping the model numbers very shortly after production began, for some reason). 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 carbon steel, with a degree of quality that is simply not possible in the economic reality of today.Its blade has discolored slightly with usage (As is normal--and it will rust if not properly kept dry between uses), but beautifully so and you can see it has a nice even patina throughout. 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 tapered 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. Handle is made of beautifully deep and dark rosewood with a natural oiled finish that's as warm in the hand as it is beautiful to the eye.
Condition is excellent--it's 100% with no problems of any kind, as you can see in the photos. It even comes complete with its original protective blade cover from the factory. 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 14.25" and the knife is 19.75" overall, more than capable of tackling any job in any kitchen, amateur or professional. An exceptional find by any measure and an instant heirloom for user and collector alike.Don't listen to your girlfriend (she's just being polite)--SIZE DOES MATTER! 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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "XXXL Vintage Sabatier Carbon Steel Chef's Knife RAZOR SHARP withRosewood Handle" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 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.