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    Vintage Sabatier Refurbish

    Last weekend I was cleaning my shop and came upon on old Sabatier 11 inch chef knife that I picked up a while back. I had actually forgotten about the knife as it was in pretty rough shape and "larry" was carved into the handle. I wish I thought to take a before pic before I decided to try my hand at cleaning it up.

    First I ground off the full length bolster to improve performance and increase ease of sharpening.
    The blade had been sharpened quite a bit without thinning so I reground the blade face and thinned behind the edge considerably.
    The bolster was dirty and tarnished, so I cleaned that up and removed some scratches.
    Finally I sanded the handle flush with the bolster and removed the excess wood.



    Let me know what you think.







    It is available on ebay for sale.

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    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
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    That looks really nice.


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    Larry would be proud.

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    Great Job! I think Larry would be jealous . What grit did you refinish the blade to when you thinned? All belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    Great Job! I think Larry would be jealous . What grit did you refinish the blade to when you thinned? All belt?
    50 grit all belt to about .007- .008 behind the edge, then 160 and 400 grit to remove scratches. Takes a light touch.

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    Consider shipping to Canada?

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    Fantastic work.

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    That is completely badass!
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Whoa.....nice work! It's always satisfying to see the original ferrules being used.
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    Whoa. I was expecting to see a pitted out project knife; that's a real looker. I've never seen the bolster removed from a Sab. It's a whole different animal altogether.


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