It also bears the name of Cross, its original importer/distributor, which helps us date the piece to the late 1970's. 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 skilled labor, as was the practice in the past). Also unlike today, the knife was not made from recycled Hyundai's and Fiats, and is NOT prone to stress fracture under duress, as many contemporary knives are.
I've had it happen to me several times with modern knives, but NEVER with a vintage one made prior to 1987, as this one is. That's the year the vast majority of European cutleries converted to recycled stock.
At 7.75" long with a 3-7/8" blade it's one of every serious chef's most important and critical knives in the kitchen. Unlike the paring knives of other origins, the classic French knife like this (or "petite chef" as they're often called there and you should KNOW that when the French give a knife a special name it's because it's a very special knife), is intended to do small-scale chopping chores as well as the usual peeling and paring. Mince up a teaspoon of basil to sprinkle on a dish of pasta?Cut up some veggies against your thumb into a stock pot that's already on the boil? An heirloom-quality knife for user and collector alike, offered here in heirloom-quality condition. 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.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Finest UNUSED Vintage 1970s Sabatier Professional Stainless Chef's Paring Knife" is in sale since Sunday, June 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware Sets". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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