View Full Version : NKD ( Dave's SabRestomod awesomeness )

04-15-2012, 11:05 AM
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.


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. =)


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


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.


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.


04-15-2012, 01:17 PM
I love the way he used the wood grain at the butt end of the handle.

04-15-2012, 01:22 PM
Looks Great.

04-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Im so envious

04-15-2012, 02:18 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, 05:59 PM
We gotta get you a box cutter :tongue:

Thanks for the kind words

04-15-2012, 06:31 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.

04-15-2012, 06:52 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:


04-15-2012, 08:11 PM
The best redone sabatier i ever seen and a nice touch the case .

04-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Here you go:

Thanks Johnny. That's absolutely beautiful. Dave, you're an artist.

04-16-2012, 07:08 PM
Very nice! Congratulations. :)

04-16-2012, 07:26 PM
Absolutely fabulous work, Dave! I love old Sabatiers, glad to see one looking brand new!

04-17-2012, 10:58 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.


04-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Yeah, I've only seen four Sabs and every one of them was super thin on the tip half of the blade.

04-17-2012, 11:16 AM
Soooo drool worthy! Congrats!

04-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Wow, congrats on that knife and Dave, you never stop impressing.