Sabatier Knives UK

Welcome to Sabatier Knives UK. We are a specialist kitchen knife retailer offering a range of high quality Sabatier knives made in Thiers, France by Thiers Issard under the Sabatier **** Elephant brand.The brand “Sabatier” has long been associated with high quality knives originating in Thiers, the home of fine cutlery in France.The history of the brand stretches far back in time and is a complicated one. Whilst there are numerous knife manufacturers using the Sabatier brand today, in our view only those manufactured in Thiers using traditional methods by skilled craftsmen can truly be described as genuine Sabatier.In 1884, Pierre Thiers, a master cutler and razor maker, founded Thiers Issard. Around the same time he also purchased the **** SABATIER trademark from Gabriel Sabatier, who had registered it in 1860. The company then started making the high quality knives that are still being made in the same way today.At Sabatier Knives UK we offer high quality kitchen knives made of either stainless steel, where appearance is important, and also of carbon steel  which are often considered a professional kitchen knife sought by chefs and keen home cooks who favour the keen edge our knives produce.
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We are a specialist kitchen knife retailer offering a range of high quality Sabatier knives made in Thiers, France by Thiers Issard under the Sabatier **** Elephant brand.

Whilst there are numerous knife manufacturers using the Sabatier brand, only those manufactured in Thiers using traditional methods by skilled craftsmen can truly be described as genuine Sabatier.

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Due to a complicated history, knives are sold under the Sabatier brand which have been made by numerous manufacturers, in different locations and to different standards.

All of knives are produced to the highest standard by Thiers-Issard in Thiers, the traditional centre of cutlery excellence in France and the historical home of Sabatier.

Thiers-Issard was founded in 1884 by M. Pierre Thiers who had a extraordinary reputation as a skilled blacksmith. When he created his company he added his wife’s name in order to avoid confusion with other local families of the same name.

If you are interested in the straight razors produced by Thiers-Issard these are available in the UK through The Invisible Edge.

This video presentation below provides more information about Thiers-Issard and the manufacturing processes they employ.

 

 

 

You may be wondering whether to choose a stainless or carbon steel knife. Most high street stores selling knives will only stock stainless steel knives. We offer a choice of stainless steel or carbon steel knives.

Essentially, carbon steel produces a finer edge than stainless but it can easily corode and will quickly discolour. More information may be found on our page Stainless or Carbon Steel?

Our Traditional Forged range of knives are forged from either 4116 Aissy Chrome Vanadium Stainless Steel or from C60 carbon steel, both with a hardness of around Rockwell 55. They have a riveted handle of black nylon, red stamina or white micarta.

Our Ideal range of knives with an aluminium bolster are made of polished molybdenium stainless steel with a riveted ABS handle. The steel hardness is minimum Rockwell 55.

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