Sabatier 10 Inch Forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife
For hundreds of years, France has been known as the culinary capital of the world. Some of the best and most widely known food in the world has originated
there, along with some of the best quality chef knives. That tradition continues today with the Sabatier Company, one of the oldest kitchen cutlery
companies in the country.
The Sabatier 10 Forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife is the quintessential French knife, and it is manufactured to the highest standards of quality available.
Any discerning chef or culinary enthusiast will be among the first to sing the company's praises, and some of the most famous chefs in the world swear by
the Sabatier brand. The Chef Knife, like all products produced by the company, has a number of features that make it stand above the pack.
While the Sabatier 10-inch Forged Carbon Steel Chef Knife is an amazing and professional cooking knife made for the highest quality kitchens, it should
only be used by those willing to put in the care required to keep it like new. For those who remember to wash, dry, and oil the knife immediately after
each use, however, the Chef Knife will remain as flawlessly perfect as the day it was purchased.
- Classic - The design of the Chef Knife is the most ubiquitous design in the world for knives, and it was produced by the Sabatier Company almost 150 years
ago. The founders realized they had come up with the perfect design, and all subsequent generations chose to stick with what works. If anyone were
to see the Chef Knife in your kitchen, they would know they were in a kitchen with the highest standards.
- Advantages of Carbon Steel - All Sabatier knives are fashioned from carbon steel instead of the more popular stainless steel. Part of the reason why is because carbon steel was the standard material used for all knives prior to the creation of stainless steel, and Sabatier chose to stay with the classic material.
Additionally, carbon steel provides better performance for cutting, and it sharpens easier. There are drawbacks to the material, however.
- Drawbacks of Carbon Steel - While carbon steel maintains an edge longer and is easier to sharpen, one of the drawbacks is that meticulous care must be taken in cleaning and storage. Since carbon steel doesn't contain substances like chromium, which are the main materials in stainless steel that prevent corrosion, rust
has a much easier time developing on it. Care must be taken to avoid long exposure to water, and the blade must be oiled after each use. And, of
course, the Chef Knife is never to be washed in a dishwasher.
- High Durability - The Chef Knife is forged from a single piece of metal that stretches from one end to the other, and the hardened POM handle is attached with
three rivets that go fully through the tang. What the knife may require in special care, it more than makes up for in solid manufacturing.