La Trompette 11" Nogent Style Chef Knife Paris *Pre-1891* Pre-Dufresne/Pouzet/Sabatier

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Antique La Trompette 11" Nogent style chef knife made in France prior to 1890. La Trompette won a gold medal in 1878 which is referenced on the blade, and remained part of the La Trompette markings until their demise after WW2 (in the 1960's?). After 1891 the mark 'France' was added to allow them to be imported into the USA in compliance with new import laws in the USA. Later owners of La Trompette brand added their names to the markings, Dufresne was added to the markings until 1920 when the company was purchased by M Pouzet whose name is found from 1920-40 production. In 1940 with the Nazi invasion of France production stops until after the war when La Trompette is reborn as Sabatier Trumpet Brand, still with the name La Trompette 1878 gold medal in the marks.

It is far less common to find these old La Trompette Nogent knives without 'France' / Dufresne on them, a clean undamaged one even less so. The existing patina and dulled edge are left on for the new owner to decide what to do with. Every now and then an antique shows up that has a good case for being left in as found conditon, this is one.

The blade is of course carbon steel, it has lots of life left in it and is nice and straight, if you would like a new edge on it please ask.

La Trompette 11" Nogent Style...

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