View Full Version : Thiers-Issard ****elephant knife failure - where to buy replacement

Bill MMA68
02-09-2013, 11:31 AM
I have several "Sabatier" kitchen knives, most are manufactured by Thiers-Issard****elephant logo-France and are stainless steel, full tang, black handle, three rivets. Mother in Law (age 90) dropped one knife on wood floor and, (surprise) the blade broke about 1/2 in forward of tang. Inspection showed a significant internal metallurgical defect in forged steel blade, rather obvious too. A decent, but far from excellent, I've had this knife for about 15-years. Told wife to "throw it out", but she said, "just go to store and get free replacement since it has life-time guarantee". Not sure if this brand of Sabitier knife is sold any more in USA, but if so, who might sell? Sabitiers I see are manufactured by Econome-France, but I never see Thiers-Issard****elephant any more.
On the other hand, I much prefer old fashioned high-carbon steel. Yep, CS looks like crap, but a few strokes on stone and razor sharp. All my pocket knives are CS. But wife loves stainless.... Any recommendations?

02-09-2013, 11:34 AM

you can choose here between carbon, nogent carbon, stainless and a few others (Canadian)


02-09-2013, 11:35 AM
I know TBT or " The best things" store online sells them.

02-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Hope this dosn't not violate any rules , but have you considered Messermeister, I have several , various shapes & sizes. they're great knives
and not that expensive compared to Japanese steel knives.


02-09-2013, 01:57 PM
why don't you send them an email ?
Can't hurt, eh?

In fact I just googled "thiers issard" and
found this page.... (http://www.sabatierknivesuk.co.uk/)it's a uk site, but it would seem like well worth sending them a message....

scroll down and you find this, plus a contact for

If you are having a problem with your Thiers-Issard four-star elephant Sabatier knife, we will be pleased to help - just contact us on the form below. If however your knife does NOT bear the Thiers-Issard trademark shown below then Iím afraid we cannot help, as it was made by one of the other cutlers who -as mentioned at the top of this page - legally use the name Ď Sabatierí. In this case we suggest referring to this link in Wikipedia that may assist."