Vintage K Sabatier Jeune 14.25” monster chef knife made in the 1960’s in Thiers France. Blade is very full and free from abuse, it has a small waviness that most French knives of this time have, no large bends or damage. Handle is secure and tight although the wood has shrunk a bit and there are a few nicks.
The K Sabatier family business had been run by two brothers during the 1950’s, in 1960 it split up due to a falling out between them resulting in the offshoot Jeune brand started by the younger brother (Jeune means young) which ran through the 1960’s.
These were hand forged after being drop forged and ground on water stones in the old style giving them a great geometry; nimble where they need to be and tough in the heel. These are the quintessential post war French chef knife and K Sabatier Jeune are sought after for good reason.
17.4 oz 19.5” overall, 14.25”from tip to heel and 2 3/4” wide at heel