Product Type: Sabatier Cutlery
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Sabatier 5 Piece Knife Set
Member Name: norton501
Sabatier 5 Piece Knife Set
Date: 06/05/10, updated on 03/01/13 (189 review reads)
Advantages: Makes cutting foodstuffs effortless
I managed to find a five piece Sabatier knife set online for £120 complete with a wooden stand (where all the knives are displayed next to each other and not in a block formation as in the picture). I am told this was a good deal as individually these knives can sell for £40 each or more.
Our set has five knives as follows:
Small knife- the sort you would use to cut cheese or berries
Medium Knife- for cutting larger items or filleting small fish
A serrated edge long knife
A large knife with a quite wide blade
A large knife with a thin blade
The last knife block I had bought personally was around £20 from Argos and I bought it as there was no seam between the blade and the handle- it was all just made out of metal. These cheaper knives ended up with odd salt/rust marks on them despite being labelled as stainless steel. The most I used them for was to cut cheese so in my eyes, I was not used to the concept of "good knives".
The Sabatier knives I bought when I moved house have been used on a daily basis for 12 months now and I can honestly say, I have had to sharpen two of the knives once in all that time- I sharpened them more to test out the electric sharpener on our can opener than because the knives were blunt. These are knives- they are SHARP. They glide through a pepper like a hot blade through butter. I was shocked at how effortless good knives can make cutting vegetables.
These knives are stainless and our set has not developed any odd marks on the blades like my previous knife set. I have been introduced to the world of "good" kitchen knives now! I cannot believe I didn't realise all kitchen knives are not the same. So I have Sabatier to thank for this education. The range comes in all sorts of sizes (talking about Sabatier knives in general) so it is possible to build up a collection of these knives without having to buy a knife set.
The handles are made from dark wood and the blades are straight on the top edge then angled to a point as in the photo. The knives are a good weight without being heavy and they are comfortable to hold. These could be used for professional cookery as Sabatier seem to have a good reputation in the Culinary world- they are advertised in Good Food Magazine in their readers offers section too.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these knives. If you are looking for a good set of kitchen knives, then these are good knives without being really really expensive.
Summary: Good reputable knives
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