SABATIER (K) AINÉ & PERRIER
Knives forged from a single piece of metal
Don't think that because we specialise in knives from Japan that we don't/can't appreciate great knives from other countries. This is the case with these French knives, which are the main cutting profile you will find on Japanese knives.
We saw the pretender's Sabatier knives and weren't impressed, so we spoke to the original Sabatier company, SABATIER AINÉ & PERRIER, the makers of the K-Sabatier knives. These are the oldest and best of the genuine French chef knives and represent an alternative to the Japanese blades, for knife lovers.
Make no mistake, we don't need to spend more money on stock, but feel these knives are a genuine alternative to our other knives. They don't have the stellar HRC figures of the Japanese steels, but represent a "connection" to your cutting experience, which you may not get from our Japanese knives. Sounds very esoteric, but if you're looking here, you probably get what we're trying to say.
A lot of sellers will tell you that the best knives in France in 1812 were made by Sabatier and that today they are still made by Sabatier. But which Sabatier do they mean?
The thing they don't mention, is that there is only one original Sabatier still here from 1812 - SABATIER AINÉ & PERRIER, who manufacture the K-Sabatier brand. Most other companies started business in the early 20th century.
All K-Sabatier kitchen knives are fully forged from a single piece of metal (blade - bolster - tang) using Z50C13 steel. The manufacturing is done exclusively around Thiers according to the traditional techniques that have made the world reputation of SABATIER AINÉ & PERRIER for 180 years.
All K-Sabatier forged knives are signed:
"K-Sabatier by Sabatier Aîné & Perrier"
This is the guarantee of the prestigious past continued by the family tradition for eight generations in Bellevue.
For more than 150 years this prestigious brand has been part of the heritage of the Town of Thiers, the capital of the French cutlery industry.
- Some history.
In the mid-19th century, two great families began to forge the reputation of SABATIER knives: The "Moutier" Sabatiers (lower Thiers) and the "Bellevue" Sabatiers (upper Thiers).
Now only one family remains, the "Bellevue" Sabatiers, still at the same address. For eight generations it has been manufacturing top-of-the-range kitchen knives under the corporate name of ETS Sabatier Aîné & Perrier.
- The beginnings of the K Sabatier brand
In 1834, the "Bellevue" Sabatiers added the initial "K" to their name to distinguish themselves from the "Moutier" Sabatiers. The "K" is an ancient Thiers mark that can be found in the town archives, engraved on the cutler's Table d'Argent, dated 7 June 1813, number 231.
This mark, with a long-standing reputation for outstanding dependability, still remains the sign of high-quality manufacturing.
Knives forged from a single piece of metal.
All K-Sabatier forged kitchen knives are fully forged from a single piece of metal (blade - bolster - tang) using Z50C13 steel. The manufacturing is done exclusively around Thiers according to the traditional techniques that have made the world reputation of SABATIER AINÉ & PERRIER for more than 150 years.
All K-Sabatier forged knives are signed: K Sabatier by Sabatier Aîné & Perrier
The Brand - K Sabatier
Fine Japanese chef's knives to Australia since 2007