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K-Fed
04-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Dave posted plenty of pics of this beauty so I Don't have much to add there. The handle is beautifuly finished, everything is rounded/ polished. Not much to say, but wow.

The package was well packed, loaded with those annoying packing peanuts.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0103.jpg

I used the nearest thing I could grab on to, to tear into this thing. Pretty sure it was a screwdriver to bust into the tape then rip away like a kid on christmas. Inside what I found I didn't expect... a nice soft case for shipping/ storage. Pretty sweet. =)

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0104.jpg

A grainy iPhone picture of the handle( can be seen in better quality on Dave's original post )

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0105.jpg

Something that I wanted to share that is a bit lost in daves pics is how beautifully tapered the handle is. I requested that the handle be tapered out a bit toward the but end of the handle because stock Sabatier handle feel skinny to me, and that is exactly what I got. It feels d@mn near perfect.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0106.jpg

Another thing to note, for anyone that hasn't seen a well ground Sabatier is the distal taper on these things. It starts somewhere in the 4-5mm range right in front of the bolster( feels great to have something to grab onto with a pinch grip ) and rapidly tapers down to somewhere around 2mm and continues tapering to the tip. With the thinning/ regrinding that Dave bestowed on this beauty the distal taper near the tip has been improved to where the tip is whispy thin, much like the suisin/ konosuke gyutos that I've used.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0107.jpg

SpikeC
04-15-2012, 02:17 PM
I love the way he used the wood grain at the butt end of the handle.

JMac
04-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Looks Great.

obtuse
04-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Im so envious

don
04-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Absolute awesomeness! Great call to get Dave to work on the knife. I'm sure you're going to inspire a trend.

Dave Martell
04-15-2012, 06:59 PM
We gotta get you a box cutter :tongue:

Thanks for the kind words

deanb
04-15-2012, 07:31 PM
I missed the thread showing more of this knife and I couldn't find it with a search. I'd really appreciate a link. Thanks.

Johnny.B.Good
04-15-2012, 07:52 PM
I missed the thread showing more of this knife and I couldn't find it with a search. I'd really appreciate a link. Thanks.

Here you go:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/5971-Vintage-Sabatier-Refurb

steeley
04-15-2012, 09:11 PM
The best redone sabatier i ever seen and a nice touch the case .

deanb
04-16-2012, 06:40 PM
Here you go:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/5971-Vintage-Sabatier-Refurb
Thanks Johnny. That's absolutely beautiful. Dave, you're an artist.

tk59
04-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Very nice! Congratulations. :)

sashae
04-16-2012, 08:26 PM
Absolutely fabulous work, Dave! I love old Sabatiers, glad to see one looking brand new!

K-Fed
04-17-2012, 11:58 AM
I was fondling the Sabatier this morning, and giving my 240mm konosuke HD gyuto a stropping and noticed that the tip on the sab is actually thinner than my konosuke. Impressive. The konosuke is on the right.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0111.jpg

tk59
04-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Yeah, I've only seen four Sabs and every one of them was super thin on the tip half of the blade.

macmiddlebrooks
04-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Soooo drool worthy! Congrats!

stereo.pete
04-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Wow, congrats on that knife and Dave, you never stop impressing.