Manufacturer's Guarantee

Our knives are supplied with the benefit of the manufacturer's guarantee against defects in manufacture in accordance with French law. Treated with care, our knives should provide many years of service. If you have problems with your Thiers Issard Sabatier ****Elephant brand knife then please contact us at [email protected] and we will be pleased to assist you. Please note that the guarantee does not extend to accidental damage, nor does it apply where the knife has been (a) placed in a dishwasher (b) used to cut frozen foods (c) hammered on the back of the blade (d) used as a screwdriver or pry-bar or (e) used as a cleaver (especially on fish or meat bones). Your statutory rights are unaffected. For information about cancelling an order, please see our page Pricing, Delivery & Returns. Regrettably we are unable to help with defects/damage to any knives bearing the Sabatier name that don’t also have the **** Elephant logo. In the first instance we would suggest if you have any complaints that you contact the company you purchased the knife from. Otherwise we would refer you to the following website which may assist in identifying the correct company which you can contact for assistance.

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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