Posted By: Mike HansenThe French sabatier is, arguably, one of the most loved knives emanating from the European community. Takayuki Shibata has transformed the basic sabatier into an outstanding Japanese knife.
Beginning with R2 steel and tempering it to 62-63 HRC, he has been able to thin the profile and sharpen the knife to a level that Sabatier knives cannot begin to reach. OOTB sharpness is outstanding. It holds the edge for a long, long time and when the need arises (seldom IMO), it sharpens easily back to a very sharp edge.
F&F are stellar with both the spine of the knife and the choil polished to a comfortable degree. It is IMO a stellar example of a Master craftsman's drive to perfection.
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