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    Son's Old "Sabatier" WIP

    This is the knife Son sent me a while back. It was clearly a heavy duty 12+" chefs' knife type deal. A chef/slicer hybrid is what I'm shooting for at this point. The heel area is massive and the tip half of the knife is dramatically thin. On one side of the knife the word "FRANCE" is clearly visible. Next to that I see something that looks like "SIMON" in a smaller font. I don't know much about Sabs and I couldn't find anything relevant to the SIMON part of it. Anyway, here are the initial pics.
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    Here's the knife in it's current state after some reprofiling and some clean-up. One of thes is the spine shot and the other is an edge shot AFTER heavy thinning. Can you tell which is which?
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    ooooohhhh!!!!! let the games begin!
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    last one is the spine shot
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    A chef/slicer hybrid is called a trenchelard in French knife terminology.
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    Haha. I shoulda ground the rust off the spine and reduced the shadow to make it more challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    A chef/slicer hybrid is called a trenchelard in French knife terminology.
    Merci!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Haha. I shoulda ground the rust off the spine and reduced the shadow to make it more challenging.
    no, I just know that knife intimately. lol with that massive spine and super thin tip, i wouldn't get it wrong. it is unique.
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    Nice pictures! Have you performed all thinning on the right side only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    Nice pictures! Have you performed all thinning on the right side only?
    Yes. Looking along the edge, it is clear that the right side has a lot of thickness. If I were to thin both sides, the edge would not end up straight or I would have to sacrifice a lot of blade due to the thinness of the tip half of the blade.

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