Forged in Thiers France, this is the top shelf series from K Sabatier and is named for the date of the register of the K trademark. It features a cryogenically treated Z50C13 stainless steel, POM handle and handmade leather sleeve.
The deep freeze treatment refines the structure of the steel gives this steel increased stainlessness, flexibility, toughness and edge life, thereby increasing it's ability to be thin ground. This series has a lighter weight, sleeker cutting feel and better edge life than the standard stainless series from K Sabatier.
Aine & Perrier Sabatier (aka K Sabatier) of Thiers France has remained a family run business since its inception in the 1830's. The registered K trademark was recorded in 1834 making them arguably the oldest of the many Sabatier companies.