K Sabatier 'Auvergne' series 8" chef knife. Forged stainless steel with red pakka wood handle and brass rivets.
K Sabatier’s ‘Auvergne’ series are drop forged from a single piece of Z50C13 stainless steel and tempered to 55-57 HRC. They are ground extra thin behind the edge for great cutting feel and ease of sharpening. They have a larger and heavier handle than their Authentique series knives, more similar to some of the old German knives.
Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which will not impede the performance of the knife. This is par for the course on these knives and is part of how they sell them for a very reasonable price.
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.