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-Care Instructions
-Our Selection of
  Sabatier Carbon Steel Knives


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Carbon Steel Knives

Sabatier Mexeur & Cie
Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
Professional Carbon Steel Knives

The carbon steel knife was the first of professional knives, still used by those who appreciate their lasting edge, flawless performance, and ease of sharpening. The Mexeur et Cie design is among the oldest and most desirable.

· Takes a sharper razor edge than stainless
· Easier to re-sharpen than stainless
· Taper grind of blade helps keep it sharper longer
· The bolster is an integral part of the blade construction, and provides balance, safety, and heft
· Identical to the designs of 150 years ago from Thiers, France
· Used by the finest French chefs and connoisseurs of top quality knives

Features:
· One piece hot-drop forging, tempering, and sharpening each knife by hand
· Blade taper ground
· Integrated bolster
· Flat is narrower than most
· Handle diameter is smaller than most
· Requires proper care to prevent the blades from rusting and staining
· Made in France Made in France

Materials:
· Fully Forged Carbon : XC55 - with 0.55 carbon
· High grade polymer handle with 3 aluminum rivets
· Polymer molded over the tang and rivets and ground by hand
· 52 to 54 HRC hardness

Warranty:
· Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects; will repair or replace at manufacturer's option.
· Note that discoloration or staining is normal, does not affect performance, and is not covered under warranty. Also, the warranty does not cover rusting, or damage resulting from dishwasher use.

Sabatier Mexeur et Cie

Care Instructions:

· Wash knives with hot, soapy water by hand immediately after use, to prevent food sticking.
· Dry immediately with a towel.
· Never soak or store in a humid area.
· Use silver polish or Barkeeper's Friend if you feel compelled to remove any discoloration.
· Lighly wipe blade with mineral oil before storing.
· Use a steel for regular maintenance; angled at 20-25°
· Have the edge re-ground when you can no longer keep it sharp with a steel.

Rust. Yes, they'll get rust spots if left wet. But professionals know to keep them dry. It's one of the reasons they stick a dishcloth in their apron strings around their waist. Use the knife; wipe it clean and dry. Store them in a dry location and use them often.

Rust stains can usually be polished off. Rust from long-term neglect can usually be sanded off, but inconsequential pock marks may remain.

If you wipe the blade with some mineral oil before storing, eventually a protective layer, or patina, will form on the knife, which will keep it from rusting and from reacting with acidic foods. Polishing the blade will remove this coating.

Discoloration, or spotting of carbon steel knives is normal when they come in contact with acidic foods (like tomatoes, onions, etc.) or when left wet. To diminish discoloration, wipe or wash immediately after use and apply a light coating of mineral oil to the blade. You can use silver polish or Barkeeper's Friend to remove discoloration that may occur, however this will remove the protective coating established by the oiling. Rest assured, discoloration does not affect the quality of the knife.

Abuse. I remember a sign we used to post in our carbon steel knife display: guaranteed to rust. I was always tempted to add another sign to this and all our knife lines: Not a can opener; you'd be amazed how often we repair broken tips due to their use as a handy dandy can opener. 

Dishwashers are a no-no. Sabatier will not replace knives that are damaged from dishwasher use.

There are a number of French cutlery manufacturers known by the Sabatier name, each having its own distinctive logo. If you have another line of Sabatier and require service, you will need to get in touch with the store where it was purchased to find out its manufacturer.

Therias & L'Econome

THERIAS ET L'ECONOME
Manufacturer of knives for 6 generations since 1819, in Thiers, France

Their product line goes from the Potato Peeler L'ECONOME® to the prestigious LAGUIOLE ROSSIGNOL® with Solid Gold bolsters, the Professional Chef's Knives SABATIER Mexeur et Cie®, and the Kitchen and Pocket Knives PARAPLUIE A L'EPREUVE®.

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sabatier carbon steel 10" chef knife
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
10" Chef

$99.99
#23689
9-7/8" long blade,
14-1/2" overall,
1-3/4" wide at bolster
#462300 250mm
sabatier carbon steel 8" chef knife
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
8" Chef

$72.99
#23688
Temporarily unavailable
8" long blade,
12-1/2" overall,
1-1/2" wide at bolster
#462200 200mm
sabatier carbon steel 6" chef knife
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
6" Chef

$56.99
#23687
5-3/4" long blade,
10" overall,
1-1/8" wide at bolster
#462100 150mm
sabatier carbon steel 8" slicer
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
8" Slicer

$67.99
#23698
7-3/4" long blade,
12-1/8" overall,
1-1/8" wide at bolster
#474700 200mm
sabatier carbon steel 4" paring knife
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
4" Paring

$44.99
#23686
Temporarily unavailable
4" long blade,
7-3/4" overall,
7/8" wide at bolster
#462000 100mm
sabatier carbon steel 3" nogent paring knife
  Sabatier Mexeur et Cie
3" Paring

$28.99
#122236
3-1/8" long blade,
7-1/4" long overall,
Aluminum bolster ring,
Plastic handle
#477800 80mm

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