In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Though the maker of this knife is not as well known here in the USA as is Sabatier, the quality of its materials and craftsmanship is superior to most of the Sabatiers either of us will ever hold in hand and its performance is superb. It's stamped as with two Stars of David for a logo and the words, F.
FIRST QUALITY, ACME, FRANCE, " and on the reverse, "DEPOSE, A. WARRANTED HAND FORGED, with a four-leaf clover logo.Acme, of course, was a major distributor/wholesaler and it was a common thing then, as now, for them to include their own name on their knives. Regardless of its history, this is the quintessential vintage French chef's knife offered in a highly desirable XXL size.
It is, without doubt, the most useful and heavily relied-upon tool in any serious chef's kitchen. Unlike contemporary knives made by Sabatier, this vintage beauty 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. It enjoys 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). 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.Condition is excellent--it's 100%. Handle scales are solid black African ebony of the finest quality, warm in the hand and easy on the eyes, with no cracks or looseness and is pinned, rather than riveted, indicating a pre-WWI manufacture. Blade measures 12" and the knife is 17.24" overall--an excellent size for large or small hands--capable of tackling any job in any kitchen, amateur or professional. An exceptional, heirloom-quality find by any measure. 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.
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If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINEST Lg Antique WESTPHAL Sabatier French Carbon Steel Chef Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.