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    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!

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    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
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    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.

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    Is it possible you ordered or they shipped by mistake a Chef de chef knife?

    -AJ

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    My 9" Nogent is only 4mm at that same spot, maybe 5.

    -AJ

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    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.
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    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!
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    7mm with that grind? Holy deba Batman!
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    You said you wanted to use it for harsher tasks, that brute will surely do the job.

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    definitely chef de chef
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    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.
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