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. This INCREDIBLY fine vintage chef knife represents a golden past of culinary expertise in knife-making and a finer example of the form would be very hard to name, indeed.
In French it would be known as a " cuisine massif " or " chef de chef , " and in this country as a lobster splitter or lamb splitter. By any name there is no getting around its being VERY big, VERY bad and VERY beautiful. Of course, the company no longer hand-forges anything, nor makes anything remotely like this knife, but their brand is recognized as being head and shoulders above and beyond most vintage Sabatier fare. This piece more than lives up to that reputation for excellence and one needs to hold it in hand only once to fully appreciate what it is capable of. Truly, the value of such a knife is limited only by the imagination of its user.As chef knives go, it is among the very finest ever conceived and certainly one of the most massive, measuring 17" long with 12" by 3 blade and weighing in at a very impressive 22.2 ounces. It has a number of outstanding details that differentiate it, but the true star of this piece is, in my view, the incredible performance it will deliver to the user, from splitting some grand-daddy lobsters for the grill to breaking down game or livestock to chopping up some onions for soup or stew--look no further!
Blade is the finest carbon steel, which must be kept dry to prevent rusting and which WILL continue with use and age to discolor, as is normal. This minor inconvenience is more than offset, though, by the superior performance and ease of edge maintenance enjoyed by carbon steel, as any veteran user can readily confirm. Handles are gorgeously grained jacaranda wood of the finest quality, as warm to the touch as they are pleasing to the eye.In short, the performance of this piece is as impressive as the appearance, and that is saying quite a bit. It will only continue to age beautifully in your family's hand for generations, like a fine burgundy, and you will rightly come to think of it as an heirloom, either for yourself, your heirs or that special and VERY lucky chef on your gift list. 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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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 "MINT Vintage DEHILLERIN Au Nain France MASSIVE Chef de Chef WIDE Splitting Knife" is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. 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.