Sabatier Knives Made In China?!?
We often get emails from people who have bought or received inexpensive knock off “Sabatier” knives made in China. How is this possible?!? Well....
Several manufacturers in France make knives under the name Sabatier and they come with different marks such as K Sabatier and Lion. Sadly, some of these manufacturers have licensed their brand to be made in China and the results have been disastrous.
In the United States, you can find these knives at big department stores like Kohls and Bed Bath and Beyond and in Canada they are often sold at Canadian Tire. A “self sharpening” 15 piece set can sell for as little as $80 and are sold despite numerous 1 star reviews. They crack, chip, rust and sometimes break in half almost immediately. Using cheap steel and plastic, some of the defects with these knives are positively shocking.
People who have bought these knives or received them as gifts frequently ask us what they should do. The answer is “return them for a refund as soon as possible!”. Even with a "manufacturer warranty", they are not worth the cost and effort to mail them to the manufacturer and get back an equally poor quality knife in return.
At Sabatier Knife Shop, we sell only authentic Sabatier knives made in France by Thiers-Issard with the four star ****Elephant logo. Since their founding in 1852, Thiers-Issard has never outsourced their manufacturing and as a Living Heritage Company or “Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivant” they source all their materials in France, with the exception of certain woods that are not available domestically. This special recognition is only awarded to French companies that manufacture with traditional craftsmanship and expertise.
Our knives are guaranteed to be authentic and made in France and they come with a manufacturer guarantee for defects. We can facilitate the exchange or repair for any knife that was purchased from us at Sabatier Knife Shop or Greatfrenchknives.com.
Here at Sabatier Knife Shop we stand by our products and support the quality craftsmanship of generations of Sabatier knife manufacturers in France.