Vintage Sabatier Carbon Steel Chef Knife 90mm
This knife was rejected from production line has a few imperfections but nothing to compromise the knife. It’s a beautiful piece and in really good condition.
Sabatier knives are made by hand, using techniques that are a fusion of old and new ways. They have everything you’d come to expect from the French: exceptional quality, solid construction…and a bold, striking design.
This knife is Fully forged that means that three of the four knife parts (blade, bolster, tang and handle) are forged from a single piece of steel. In this process, a single cylinder shaped steel billet is heated where the bolster will be, and squeezed from the ends to create a bulge. The entire piece is heated again and forged to the shape of the blade, bolster, and tang using forging dies in one operation. Afterward, a clipping tool is used to cut the forged piece to the rough shape of the knife. Finally, the handles are riveted on, and the final shaping and sharpening is done by hand. The alternative way to manufacture knives is stamping; forging has traditionally been considered superior, but from the late 20th century some knives of excellent quality have been produced by stamping.
The blade is fully forged from the high quality high carbon steel, XC70. This steel gives superior edge retention, strength, and wear resistance. The handles are made from ABS, a super tough, rigid and wear resistant plastic. They are attached to the full tang blade with distinctive large brass rivets.
Overall Length: 190mmI
Blade Length: 90mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4 mm
Style: Fully Forged, Full Tang, Triple Brass Rivets
Steel: High Carbon XC70
Hardness: 58 HRC
Handle Material: ABS Food Grade Plastic
Weight: around 150Grams
Made in: France