Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Ordered a Nogent and this came.

  1. #1

    Ordered a Nogent and this came.

    Been wanting a Sab. chef for a while and was swayed by the story of the
    historical series at TBT.
    The knife came straight but slightly twisted. This is not a big deal as this was to be a
    rack knife that could do some of the harsher tasks and be steeled back to reasonable health.
    Horses for courses.

    This is my first time handling a Nogent. Is this mighty of a grind normal? The spine shots I see
    online seem much thinner. Sorry about the phone pics.

    Weight is 255 grams.

    First the grind.



    and the spine.





    NOT what I was expecting!

  2. #2
    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    dirty south, louisiana
    Posts
    2,360
    is it a 10" chefs? i think the spine is probably about normal, not sure about grind though. talk to them about swapping it out for one you might prefer.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Top of Georgia
    Posts
    1,218
    Is it possible you ordered or they shipped by mistake a Chef de chef knife?

    -AJ

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Top of Georgia
    Posts
    1,218
    My 9" Nogent is only 4mm at that same spot, maybe 5.

    -AJ

  5. #5
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    5,265
    I'm a big fan of Sabs, and especially the older ones. However, I had a Nogent (bought from labor of love, actually), and while it was a cool knife, and exactly as described, I fairly quickly traded it away. It wasn't for me, and that one wouldn't be either. I have a feeling there's an awful lot of variance with these knives.
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

  6. #6
    Senior Member chinacats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    2,691
    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I have a feeling there's an awful lot of variance with these knives.


    Mine is no where near that thick, and though it has been thinned a few times, it was never like that. I did hand pick mine at TBT and it was amazing how much different some were than others. Great knife if you find one you like. Good Luck!
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

  7. #7
    Senior Member NO ChoP!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Clayton, NC- surrounded by lots of trees
    Posts
    2,088
    7mm with that grind? Holy deba Batman!
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    1,208
    You said you wanted to use it for harsher tasks, that brute will surely do the job.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    sachem allison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    3,975
    definitely chef de chef
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

  10. #10
    Senior Member K-Fed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Palm City, FL
    Posts
    765
    Looks like the nogent that I got and sold from tbt a while back. When I called them I was told "that's just how they're coming in" they're selling it as a regular nogent chefs knife but the grind and profile are defineatly chef de chef.
    Don't touch my d!ck. Dont touch my knife. ~ Anthony Bourdain ~

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •