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I decided to try something a little different this time around.
I purchased, a drop forged Sabatier chef knife for the little womans Xmas gift.
According to the story, a gentleman purchased an entire Elephant Sabatier factory in Thiers, France, over 100 years ago, and had the entire content shipped to the states. Apparently, someone found this old stash in a warehouse, and decided to sell.
This blade is virgin forged, from virgin steel, and has never been ground or worked on in any way. The blade is 10.25" X 2.25" and a quarter inch thick at the bolster.


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I left many of the production marks in the blade as I find them very becoming on an antique blade. I added South American Rosewood scales and brass pins.


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I think it looks pretty good for a couple days work.:D:flag:
 

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You also have to remember it aint stainless. Can't just use it and set it in the sink. It must be cleaned.

And invest if not in possession of already a good round knife blade file. The chef kitchen thingy. Hit the blade 4-5 times each side before cutting a sharp knife is safer.
 

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Your right, Mike, should be cleaned AND oiled after every use.
Yes we have a Chicago Cutlery round file that's used quite often.
Just thought it was a heck of a nice blade for $30 and love the fact of its age and provenance.

I like it so much, I ordered five more of various sizes!:flag:
 

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Very nice as always your work just keeps me reading all your post. Thanks for a little history lesson.
 

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I have some kitchen Samuri's. ;) They are made like swords. Teruyasu Fujiwara the 4th swordsmith. 10 1/2 inch knife found it for 30 bucks. Just liked the knife found out later it sells for over 600 bucks. It also is mainly used for Sushi which I don't eat. But it slices meat, and veggies like mad.

Found the info here.

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/Product/155882/10-12-Izuha-Yanagiba-Sushi-Knife---Fujiwara.aspx

Then I found others. Some of the 100+ Japan kinves you will find at Home Goods for under 30.00

I have lots o knives. Second hobby after gun stuff.