These knives as all have high carbon blades, except for the 8" Ideale which is stainless steel. Both have Ebony handles and are light and nimble, as you want a chef knife to be. The handle of the Nogent Knife is a solid piece of ebony with a white brass ferrule at the bolster. Our Ideale Style Knives have the tang sandwiched between two ebony scales, and held with three pins.
We recently discovered these beautiful historical knives, in Thiers, France, long renowned as one of the world’s greatest cutlery centers. These were hand-crafted decades ago, so slight variations make each knife one unique. Because these are truly vintage, we have limited quantities, and when our stock is gone, they will be gone forever. For care, hand-wash and dry immediately.You May Also Like