We love French knives! They have a rich history, are elegant, and have familiar western profiles that express the joy of cooking we’re so familiar with. They tend to have more slender and flatter profiles vs their more curvaceous German neighbors, enabling them to perform beautifully with a pull stroke in addition to the standard forward rocking motion preferred by German knives. In fact, French knives largely inspired modern Japanese double bevel knives once trade between Japan and the West opened up during the Meiji restoration. The Japanese took the French profile and further accentuated the flatter and slender style into their gyuto, petty, and sujihiki knives. This is all to say that French knives are fantastic, and fit in between German and Japanese profiles, making them approachable to a wide user base.
K-Sabatier is both the oldest Sabatier and most respected French knife company for good reason. Their knives are as classically French as they come. With the stately look of nobility and a feel in hand that gives you a sense of creative confidence, our selection of K-Sabatier are not only a delight to look at, but they perform with excellence. K-Sabatier’s treatment of their steels allows the knives to be both sharper and have better edge retention, and simply outperform other knives of similar hardnesses and price points. Their thin and slender nature lends to precise and graceful movement in use.
10" (255mm) American Butcher Knife
Ideal for animal butchery tasks, the bullnose tip of the K Sabatier Vintage 10" American Butcher Knife yields more edge length, lending to longer, more fluid cuts. Manufactured in 1950's, this knife was hand-forged in Thiers, France, a city with a rich knife-making pedigree.
Brand: K Sabatier
Line: Antique Carbon
Producing Area: Thiers, France
Edge Length: 10.5" (265mm)
Edge Steel: Carbon Steel (Antique)
Steel Type: Carbon Steel (Antique)
Bevel: Double Bevel
Bevel Symmetry: 50:50
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Total Length: 15" (380mm)
Spine Length: 10" (250mm)
Handle Length: 5" (130mm)
Blade Height: 38mm
Thickness of Spine at Handle: 2.7mm
Thickness of Spine ½ to Tip: 2.6mm
Thickness of Spine 1cm from Tip: 2.0mm
This blade is fully carbon and care must be taken to avoid rust. Wipe dry after each use and ideally between preparing different products, especially when using acidic and salty products. A patina will form over time helping increase stain resistance slightly. Hand wash and dry only. Store away from liquids and open windows. Keep the blade covered when storing or traveling. Use only on appropriate cutting surfaces such as soft woods and plastics.
Please Note: The pictures and measurements are examples. Individual knives may differ slightly in appearance and measurements.