K Sabatier Antique Paring Knife
For the small-knife collectors among you: a sweet vintage parer from French atelier K Sabatier. These knives—from the same line as our antique Chef's knife—were produced in the 1950s and have been safely stored ever since. They are considered "new old stock," and offer the chance to work with a vintage knife in its original condition. Each knife is hand forged, pure carbon steel, making it quick to sharpen and able to hold a crisp edge. The blade is the right size and shape for peeling and slicing fruit as you eat. Beautiful European black wood handles show delicate grain or natural speckles, warm tones of ash and chocolate, and a matte finish.
No two of these knives are identical—the natural wood of the handles varies a bit, and there are occasional slight imperfections of the sort one expects in handmade knives of the era. We love each one even more for its singularities and evidences of historical context. It is rustic in all the ways you want this sort of knife to be.
Please know, the blade will begin to develop a patina immediately—this is a natural part of using a carbon knife. We love that the gradual deep grey staining of the blade personalizes it and tells a visual story.
Care: Prevent orange or brown rust from forming by keeping the blade dry. Wipe it with a clean cloth after each use or hand washing, and store it in a block or a spot where it won’t knock against other knives. To maintain the blade’s edge, you can employ your favorite method of sharpening; we prefer to use Japanese water stones.
The availability of these knives is limited.
Each knife has a 4-inch blade.
Crafted in France.