The German-style bolster does have a function, permitting greater control with the wrist and permits better performance for many users in small quarters--nice in a cramped kitchen, or when working a line. It's the perfect chef knife for chopping, dicing, mincing, slicing or just about any other task that presents itself in the busy kitchen of amateur or professional alike. It's getting harder all the time to find Sabatier knives of this vintage anymore, though you'll certainly want to, since the blade is forged from pure virgin steel (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today.
You might not be aware that Sabatier knives (like their German coutnerparts) began to use recycled steel stock in 1987, but this knife was made prior to that and the difference is real. I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often.
Whatever name you decide to call it, this is EVERY skilled chef's most essential knife in the kitchen. 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! This knife is perfectly balanced and will make you wonder why you suffered for all these years without one.
Notice how the tang of the blade extends all the way through the handle, and the way the tang grows more thin as you get closer to the butt of the handle AND towards the tip? When you hold a knife like this it feels like an extension of your hand, not like something you're simply holding. 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 a truly unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your 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.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "RAZOR SHARP Vintage Sabatier Carbon Steel 9.75 Chef Knife withRARE German Bolster" is in sale since Sunday, May 3, 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.