K Sabatier 'New Vintage' 13" slicing knife. Hand forged carbon steel blade with newly fit old stock ebony wood handle.
Nogent style knives are characterized by their one piece wood handles, with a pin-through tang and round steel or aluminum ferrule. They are thin and light with small bolsters. ‘Cuisine Massive’ was used to describe the style in Thiers, as Nogent was a rival knife making city.
These Nogent knives are thin and light, have good edge life and excellent sharpenability. Hand forged on a 19th century water powered mechanical hammer during the early part of the 20th C to mid century and reassembled with old stock ebony handles.
*They are not fitted in the old way like the other new old stock Nogent style from K Sabatier with a through tang, these have been glued together. The handle is a little small so the price has been reduced.
Being handmade, there are slight differences between knives and they may have slight imperfections that would be consistent with handmade knives of their day such as a slight wavyness in edge and small bends. The expectations that one might have of something machine made will not be found here. If you can deal with these small issues, you are rewarded with a knife that has a great cutting feel and is truly a piece of history!
Since 1834, K Sabatier has been the dedicated brand of Sabatier Aine & Perrier, a family cutlery business started by Philippe Sabatier in the early 1800’s. The business has been passed down 8 generations, and has remained located in the hills of Thiers, France in the village of Bellevue. They continue to run their company with pride and precision, keeping all aspects of the manufacturing process within the area of Thiers.
|Steel Type||Carbon Steel|
|Height at Heel||1 3/8"|
|Cutting Edge Length||13 1/4"|