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Saber F-12 Full Tang German Steel Working Chef Knives with Chef's Knife Bag

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  • Hot drop forged from a single piece of German steel
  • Heat treating and cryogenic freezing during 38-step manufacturing process produces superior results
  • Full tang with bolster provides maximum strength and superior balance
  • Granton edge reduces drag and reduces fatigue
  • Professional grade equipment at a price an apprenctice can afford
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 10 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002QFRSMA
  • Item model number: F-11
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,008 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Saber Knives Are Hot Drop Forged And Ice Treated German Steel

Saber Knives Hot Drop Forged Ice Treated Full Tang High Quality Hand Made German Steel
Saber Knives Hot Drop Forged Ice Treated Full Tang High Quality Hand Made German Steel

The people of Saber Knives are like you: we work, we have families, we buy things we want and need. Also like you, we don't want to pay too much for what we buy. Saber Knives was started because of our frustration at the high cost of quality cutlery. Convinced a small, well-managed company could engineer and produce a product equal to the very best German knives, we set out to do just that. No effort has been spared to reach that goal. We only make fully-forged knives using the best steel, as it makes for a better knife. If you want to pay too much for quality knives, that's your business. If you want to buy a premium set of knives and have money left over-that's our business. When we were first planning the production of Saber Knives, we had our mission to "create the highest caliber of cutlery at an affordable price point" in mind. From the get go, we shared some of the concerns our customers have expressed about manufacturing in China. However, after much time and research into manufacturing options, we found that by making Saber Knives in China we could provide a hot-drop forged and ice treated knife of exceptional quality at a reasonable price while ensuring the environmental and fair labor standards we require. Overseas, at our manufacturing facilities in China, we have inspectors on the ground every day. They are in communication with factory managers and workers to ensure implementation of quality control, fair labor, and environmental standards and policies. In addition, we require third-party social audits of our manufacturing facilities. A Code of Conduct is in place for the factory which includes guidelines covering ethical standards, employee rights, fair labor standards, professional management systems, manufacturing excellence, and health and safety of workers, employees and end users. In addition to rigorous oversight of our entire production process, we have stringent controls to ensure the quality and safety of our finished products including regular product testing through third-party, accredited laboratories to meet regulatory requirements and our own high standards for product safety. By keeping our company small we can ensure a price point for our world-class knives that under-cuts the competition by as much as 70%! Our commitment to responsible manufacturing, packaging and shipping is part of a much larger and more comprehensive commitment to offer the best possible knife quality at prices most can afford.

  • Saber knives offer a unique high-quality solution for the hard-working chef!
  • We specialize in custom manufacturing of high grade knives for the culinary artist.
  • Each knife is hot drop forged from a single piece of proprietary German steel.
  • German Metallurgical Engineers pioneered the high carbon stainless steel manufacturing process.
  • This process produces a metal that is hard enough to hold an edge, flexible enough not to break, and soft enough to hone and sharpen.
  • It also must have all of the right qualities to resist rust and corrosion throughout its lifetime.
  • The resulting formula for German stainless steel is: X 45 Cr Mo V 15.
  • This recipe for metal is what is used to ensure every Saber knife is chef sharp!
Saber Knives Hot Drop Forged Ice Treated Full Tang High Quality Hand Made German Steel
Saber Knives Hot Drop Forged Ice Treated Full Tang High Quality Hand Made German Steel

The Saber Knives Working Professional Chef Knife is intended to provide the career oriented chef with all of the tools necessary to create magic in the kitchen. The Saber Chef Bag embodies the quality and craftsmanship that we put into our products. Each individual knife is contained in industrial grade polyurethane sheaths, held in place by concealed magnetic that are strong enough to keep your knives from moving around in transit. Every detail was tended to ensuring durability and logevity - a rarity for knife bags! To further ease transport every chef bag uses an industrial grade zipper, and a padded carrying strap.

Customer Reviews

They are well balanced and feel good in my hand.
S. Brown
I do a lot of cooking at home, but now I even cook more because is a great excuse to use these knives.
T. Guan
He uses Saber Knives exclusively and claims they are by far the best on the market.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

128 of 134 people found the following review helpful By lizzylougirl on November 4, 2010
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I'll admit it: I'm a knife snob. When I saw the prices of these knives I wrinkled my pert little knife snob nose that was planted firmly in the air and thought with my irony-laden bourgeois tone, "Oh, $350 for a set of knives AND the case? That's quality stuff right there."

My first apartment had the obligatory OMG these knives are only $30 and TOTALLY make me look like a grownup!!! set of Chicago Cutlery. I progressed from there, trying out everything from Ginsu to Wustof to Henckles to Shun. I have two Shun knives and I adore them. But I also own a catering company, and didn't want to schlep my precious knives all over town and constantly have to worry about them getting damaged or walking off. This knife set seemed like the perfect solution-- a knife case with a set of knives that fit right in.

I figured these knives would be "disposable," much like the Chicago Cutlery type of knives... alright for a year or so, but then they'll quit even taking an edge and you're ponying up more cabbage for knives that you CAN sharpen. I'm fortunate enough to have a husband that's a wizard at knife sharpening (the man constantly has a patch of hair missing from his arm where he tests the sharpness), so I'm used to really sharp knives. I can honestly say the only time I haven't had to sharpen knives right out of the gate was when we got our Shun knives-- Henckels and Wustof both had good edges, but not the super sharp edge I was looking for in my knives.

SO. I wasn't expecting much out of these knives when I ordered them-- figured they be our bang around knives for catering. I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE QUALITY! These knives are crazy, crazy sharp. They'll cut a tomato so thin it'll disappear. The blades have an excellent balance to them.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Brandon Eley VINE VOICE on October 13, 2011
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I was looking for a good mid-range knife set to replace the semi-cheap knives we got as a wedding gift 10 years ago. I am not a professional chef, but love to cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I didn't want to spend $1k (or even close to it) on a knife set but wanted something high quality and sharp, and something that would last many years.

I did a little research and all the "good" knife sets seemed out of my price range. I was browsing Amazon and found the Saber knives and thought I had found what I was looking for. The reviews were good, and it appeared that a German knife maker had simply opened up shop in China to create high-quality knives at a much lower cost. Now, before you say "China??" there are some extremely high-quality products made there -- iPhone comes to mind. So the fact that they were made in China didn't really deter me.

I bought the set with the knife bag, because I like to take my knives when we go on vacation. I cook even on vacation, and it never ceases to amaze me how a 3-bedroom rental beach house can stock their kitchen with only dollar store knives. Anyway, back to the review... bought the knife set and chef's bag.

When they came in they sharp... I'm not sure about "chef's sharp" as I'm not a chef and have never used an expensive knife. They were sharp enough that the weight of the knife itself would easily slice a firm tomato without any assistance from me. The knives stay pretty sharp too, but I do use the honing steel before and after each use.

The only serious downside to the knives is they RUST. The first time I saw rust I thought it must have been food that wasn't cleaned, but on further inspection it was little brown spots of rust.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Berland on February 14, 2010
I've had my Saber knives for a few months now, and it's completely changed the way I work in the kitchen. I used to spend a lot of time trying to cut awkward things with the few good global knives one of my roommates own, but they were taking a lot of abuse and were frequently the wrong knife for what I was trying to do. I dreamed of a set of good german knives, but couldn't stomach the amount of money I'd end up spending acquiring a knife collection. Then I discovered Saber.

Saber knives are made of quality German steel, forged (not stamped) in a single piece. They're made in China, but it's actually possible to make something decent in China if you're willing to pay for quality. Most companies cut corners in their Chinese factories to save money, but Saber has decided to sacrifice that profit in order to produce a quality product. The result? For the price of a couple of German knives, you can get a complete set (and it even comes in an awesome, functional bag). Now I have the right knife for nearly every job, and I have a bag I can store the knives in when I'm not using them to keep my abusive roommates from messing with my knives.

As for the knives themselves, they are pretty much awesome. Everyone I've let handle them comments on how balanced the weight is, especially on the chef's knives. The blades are quality and hold an edge, and with a couple of quick strokes of the honing stick are as sharp as any knife there is (eventually, like all knives, they'll need a good sharpening). A friend of mine has a Wüsthof Chef's knife that retails for almost $200, and I've used her knife many times, and for my hands at least the Saber is actually more comfortable.

Give the Saber knives a try. I think you'll like them.
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