The last Nogent 10" Cooks Knife?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by kmr54, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. kmr54

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    What are the chances - I stopped by The Best Things today to "feel" a 10" Nogent.  Turns out it was the last one they had, maybe the last one period. Needless to say, I bought it.  It must be my lucky day.
     
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    May I ask how the Nogent Sabatiers are different from the carbon Sabatiers that Thiers make today?

    The only difference I can see is that the modern ones have full tangs with three rivet construction.  What is the tang on the Nogent?
     
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    Okay I read that...  Now I know. :)

    May I ask how the *blades* of the pre-war forgings differ from the modern French Sabatiers?  Is the steel actually different in any way?
     
  5. kmr54

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    I also have a  Carbon Sabatier **** Elephant 10" and the blade of the Nogent is noticeably thinner and lighter. I am not sure about compounds or relative hardness, however.  BDL is probably the best authority on that.