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    - The tempering - Stainless Steel


    Tempering gives hardness to the knife to ensure a long lasting cutting edge. It’s a very important operation.

    The knives are carefully placed in special trays. They are put into the furnace at 1040° centigrade.

    After a period at these high temperatures, the knives will be placed in a machine to straighten them during the cooling time to prepare the Grinding Operation.

    The knives are then put back into the furnace to "return" hardness to the steel (200°-300° C).

    After the process the knives will have an hardness of 54 - 56 Rockwell, that is to say the resharpening will be easy with a steel.




    A French manufacturer of high-quality knives since 1810.

    - For us, FORGED is the guarantee of having a 100% forged knife (blade/bolster/tang)

    - For us, Made in France means 100% made in France (from A to Z) - handmade finishing

    - For us, there is no Asian importation of knives. Everything is French made

    - For us, K SABATIER, it's a family story for 8 generations and more than 200 years of knife passion.

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