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gic
03-05-2013, 02:25 AM
I'm in Paris for a short vacation and wondered if anyone knows of a place to find used high quality knives? (Ironically enough new - even vintage new - french stuff is cheaper in the states.) Is the famous flea market (Les Puces) worth visiting for this?

Igasho
03-06-2013, 09:33 AM
http://www.e-dehillerin.fr/index.php i hear this place is amazing to walk through.

gic
03-06-2013, 02:43 PM
http://www.e-dehillerin.fr/index.php i hear this place is amazing to walk through.

Looks like a really cool place, I'll visit. But also doesn't look like a place to buy vintage stuff: looks like they sell only new knives :- (

Kelson
03-06-2013, 03:11 PM
I live in Paris, and there's not much market for used stuff i know of.
Even 'les puces de st ouen" will probably sell knives made in china...
Most of the good supplies stores are in the same area as Dehillerin.
You can also visit
Mora
La Bovida
G Detou
A. Simon

Kelson
03-06-2013, 03:21 PM
If you want knives (regional for example) you can visit Courty or "armes bastille"

mr drinky
03-06-2013, 03:38 PM
I live in Paris, and there's not much market for used stuff i know of.


I hear you. I used to live in France and went back a couple of years ago to Lyon. I even hired a well known food blogger there to track down places that might have vintage copperware, old knives, and other kitchenwares. She found the best places in Lyon, and I spent hours looking and came back with NOTHING. I saw less than 5 kitchen knives. Frankly, though it isn't as 'romantic' as finding a vintage French knife in Paris on a visit, it will be 10x easier to find some on etsy or eBay and you will have dozens of more options.

k.

Kelson
03-06-2013, 03:56 PM
most used items now sell thru "le bon coin" in france, where ebay has became alot more for professionnal sellers.
And there are about no knives on these 2 :(
Maybe you could try some "antiquités" stores near drouot but you'll find silver knives and that's prolly it.