Vintage SABATIER Unique Umbrella-logo XXL Carbon Steel Chef Knife, A+ Condition
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. Found here in virtually new condition, this is a beautiful piece of exceptional quality: a beautifully preserved Sabatier chef knife hand-forged and crafted in a timeless style and size that is the essence of a French chef's most prized tool.
Condition is excellent, with beautifully preserved carbon steel blade over virtually indestructible black composite handles, complete with original blade cover; I don't think it's ever been used, only stored and it's only imperfections are purely cosmetic and extremely minor, as you can see. Made at the height of the company's prowess, it was made by Sabatier under their Unique brand in the years following WWII and is equal to any the company ever produced. Their original logo was the umbrella, which was used only in the company's earliest years, ending in the 1950's, so this knife is no newer than that. Like many other French knife makers, the company 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, Hong-Kong, China and other nations. This knife, though, pre-dates all of those woes and is a model of beauty, functionality and craftsmanship.
Like all fine knives, it has a fully hand-forged blade with a full and tapered tang with 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. It's 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.
Notice that the knife incorporates the slightly elongated, rounded 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! Also nice is the size of the piece, measuring an extra-extra-large 17.25" long with 12.25" blade, able to tackle big jobs but agile enough to handle the occasional clove of garlic. 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, heirloom-quality piece for use or for display among a 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. 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. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Vintage SABATIER Unique Umbrella-logo XXL Carbon Steel Chef Knife, A+ Condition" is in sale since Thursday, May 25, 2017. 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France