5 Piece Sabatier Riveted Knife Block - just £34.99 @ Argos ! ( was £69.99 )
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5 Piece Sabatier Riveted Knife Block - just £34.99 @ Argos ! ( was £69.99 )

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Found 18th Oct 2007
This 5 Piece Sabatier Riveted Knife Block is now half price @ Argos - just £34.99 !

Includes: Vegetable knife | Utility knife | 6in cooks knife | Bread knife | Carving knife | Welded blades | Riveted resin handle | Dishwasher safe | Block is made of rubberwood | Knives have forged bolsters | 25 year manufacturer's guarantee.

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Original Poster Editor

[CENTER]Underneath the Argos image it says: Knife block may differ from image shown. [/CENTER]

[CENTER]http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/110-8421650A68UC406298X.jpg[/CENTER]

Original Poster Editor

Any reason for the immediate cold vote? Is this not a good knife block ? Please share ...

I've added some heat

Have some heat from me:)

Got a sabatier knife block set about 15 years ago from Argos,similar to this but this set looks slightly better.......still going strong after all these years:thumbsup:

Original Poster Editor

Thanks for the heat and replies hessian and muckypup

Voted HOT as these are the mutt's nuts. I was a chef in a former life, and the trade view Sabatier as the best money can buy. Only wish I still had my set from 20 years ago.
Great find. Heat & rep added.

are you serious

kyalion

Voted HOT as these are the mutt's nuts. I was a chef in a former life, … Voted HOT as these are the mutt's nuts. I was a chef in a former life, and the trade view Sabatier as the best money can buy. Only wish I still had my set from 20 years ago.Great find. Heat & rep added.



There are many different types of Sabatier.

Check ]this page for more info on professional knives.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Isn't ]this the same set of knives for £24.95?

Just becasue it's half price, doesn't mean it's cheap.

Try The Search Engine formally known as ]Froogle first.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

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xstrio

are you serious


Nice meaningful comment :whistling:

cutthroat_jake

Isn't ]this the same set of knives for £24.95?Just becasue it's half … Isn't ]this the same set of knives for £24.95?Just becasue it's half price, doesn't mean it's cheap.Try The Search Engine formally known as ]Froogle first.:pirate: CJ :pirate:



Unfortunately not, they are a cheaper alternative, the decent sabatier knives can cost a fair bit. If you check how the handles look etc, you can see the difference. It also shows the blades are quite a bit different.

Ian

Original Poster Editor

cutthroat_jake

Isn't ]this the same set of knives for £24.95?Just becasue it's half … Isn't ]this the same set of knives for £24.95?Just becasue it's half price, doesn't mean it's cheap.Try The Search Engine formally known as ]Froogle first.:pirate: CJ :pirate:



Completely different check out the contents listing and description..

Thanks for the feedback kyalion and muddyfox470

sabatier has become a generic term and doesn't reflect any kind of quality

Stellar Sabatier = Mid-range
Judge Sabatier = Budget :thumbsup:

Koma Toes

Stellar Sabatier = Mid-rangeJudge Sabatier = Budget :thumbsup:


So do we know which ones these are?

They are not the budget ones, and this is a very good price. It's hot! ;-) You can get better knives but they would be a lot more money. I have some Henckels ones, but they cost a fortune!

Try ]these instead........

Proper mid-range knives reduced from £214 RRP to £70, with no "sabatier" ambiguity.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Yes, that makes sense? Pay £70 instead of 34 for very similar quality knives?? :? I don't see the logic in that? Maybe I'm having a "thick" day - it does happen now and then... :thumbsup:

I thought chef's preferred ]these blades.

Koma Toes

Yes, that makes sense? Pay £70 instead of 34 for very similar quality … Yes, that makes sense? Pay £70 instead of 34 for very similar quality knives?? :? I don't see the logic in that? Maybe I'm having a "thick" day - it does happen now and then... :thumbsup:



Relative to the RRP, the FM's are a better "bargain"

They are also drop forged from surgical steel.

Not to mention, they are a far more contemporary design, unlike the riveted resin handle, they also have a diamond blasted steel handle which means you get 100% grip when they are wet, and don't come in an old fashioned block.

Oh, did I mention that they have a lifetime gaurantee instead of 25 years.

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moob

I thought chef's preferred ]these blades.



I work with all kinds of different chefs and yes they are very popular with many of them. Especially if they're Swiss. :whistling:

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Koma Toes

Yes, that makes sense? Pay £70 instead of 34 for very similar quality … Yes, that makes sense? Pay £70 instead of 34 for very similar quality knives?? :? I don't see the logic in that? Maybe I'm having a "thick" day - it does happen now and then... :thumbsup:


Actually he is talking sense as the £70 set are far superior being formed from one piece of surgical steel rather than riveted. Also the chrome cylindrical block looks much better IMHO (wooden blocks are known to be very unhygenic).

I have been told that although it is important to have good knives, it is equally important to have a good sharpener, whether it's a steel or whetstone.

Any comments on that?

I don't really wish to add fuel to the flames here, but don't the ones on Amazon ref: B0009FU8TO (yes, I know it's a Marketplace seller) for £40 look virtually the same as the £70 ones refered to above.

This kitchen knife business all seems a bit of a potential minefield to me!

csiman

Actually he is talking sense as the £70 set are far superior being formed … Actually he is talking sense as the £70 set are far superior being formed from one piece of surgical steel rather than riveted. Also the chrome cylindrical block looks much better IMHO (wooden blocks are known to be very unhygenic).


The point I was trying to make - obviously not very well was that it's not really comparing like for like. If they are twice as good for twice the price, then fair enough, but I think most people would be very happy with the ones originally posted for half the price. They will probably last most peoples life times too.... :thumbsup: Horses for courses.... I'm sure there is enough info here for people to make an informed decision themselves now! :thumbsup:

Montala

I don't really wish to add fuel to the flames here, but don't the ones on … I don't really wish to add fuel to the flames here, but don't the ones on Amazon ref: B0009FU8TO (yes, I know it's a Marketplace seller) for £40 look virtually the same as the £70 ones refered to above.This kitchen knife business all seems a bit of a potential minefield to me!



They may "look" similar, but so does a Hyundai Coupe and a Ferrari.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Worth checking TK Maxx for stuff like this, always loads available with further (red label) reductions as it doesn't shift very quickly.

Sabatier is a completely meaningless generic term, as someone has already pointed out. There are good ones, but there are far more bad ones.

A lot of money is being paid for fashionable brands such as Global, but there are far cheaper alternatives which have been tested independently and perform just as well at a fraction of the price. Take a look at this report before you buy any knives:

goodhousekeeping.co.uk/ind…%29 (Click on the blue button for results table)


We were going for Global but bought Victorinox (Swiss) for a huge amount less. I can confirm the excellent review they received in the article above. Fantastic knives for a very reasonable price. Very popular with chefs, too. Ask in any decent kitchenware/knife shop.

csiman

Actually he is talking sense as the £70 set are far superior being formed … Actually he is talking sense as the £70 set are far superior being formed from one piece of surgical steel rather than riveted. Also the chrome cylindrical block looks much better IMHO (wooden blocks are known to be very unhygenic).



Which is great until they shatter in your hand. A cookery prog a few years back asked all the guest chef present which they preferred and they were unanimous in their dislike of one piece knives for that reason.

Newbold

Sabatier is a completely meaningless generic term, as someone has already … Sabatier is a completely meaningless generic term, as someone has already pointed out. There are good ones, but there are far more bad ones.A lot of money is being paid for fashionable brands such as Global, but there are far cheaper alternatives which have been tested independently and perform just as well at a fraction of the price. Take a look at this report before you buy any knives:]http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/index.php/v1/Knives_(Jan_2007)We were going for Global but bought Victorinox (Swiss) for a huge amount less. I can confirm the excellent review they received in the article above. Fantastic knives for a very reasonable price. Very popular with chefs, too. Ask in any decent kitchenware/knife shop.



Link wouldn't work for me. Try ]here.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

csiman

(wooden blocks are known to be very unhygenic).



Sorry, can't agree with that at all. Wood is actually very good for chopping boards etc, as it has natural anti-bactericidal properties, so the same follows for chopping blocks. It's a common misconception.

If you think about the process, there really isn't any particular need for the knife block to be made of 'hygienic' material, as the only time the blade should be reinserted is when it's cleaned properly.

Ignore me!

Koma Toes

Ignore me!



I just corrected the link, but you can download the pdf file the article refers to directly ]here.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Marttiini make some of the best knives I've ever used, quite hard to find over here, but if you're ever visiting 'Official' Santa at the Artic Circle, they have an outlet with seconds
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moob

Sorry, can't agree with that at all. Wood is actually very good for … Sorry, can't agree with that at all. Wood is actually very good for chopping boards etc, as it has natural anti-bactericidal properties, so the same follows for chopping blocks. It's a common misconception.If you think about the process, there really isn't any particular need for the knife block to be made of 'hygienic' material, as the only time the blade should be reinserted is when it's cleaned properly.


You cant win really as chefs often say the grooves cut into wooden boards after some use is a perfect breeding ground for germs. On the other hand, professional knives should not be used on glass/marble/granite materials as it damages the edge. Ceramic or whetstone sharpeners should be used and I wouldn't put high quality knives in any dishwasher despite claims to the contrary.

You can pickup a set of Henckels Four Star on ebay for half their normal retail price..

csiman

You cant win really as chefs often say the grooves cut into wooden boards … You cant win really as chefs often say the grooves cut into wooden boards after some use is a perfect breeding ground for germs. On the other hand, professional knives should not be used on glass/marble/granite materials as it damages the edge. Ceramic or whetstone sharpeners should be used and I wouldn't put high quality knives in any dishwasher despite claims to the contrary.



This conversation keeps reminding me of that chopping board / toilet seat Domestos advert that made me feel ill every time I saw it!

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radicalbyte

You can pickup a set of Henckels Four Star on ebay for half their normal … You can pickup a set of Henckels Four Star on ebay for half their normal retail price..



How can you tell if they're original or fakes like about 50% of the junk on fleabay?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

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Practically all the knife sets are fake on ebay. Global knife sets go for £70-£100 on ebay but in reality the same from a store is more like £800!

csiman

You cant win really as chefs often say the grooves cut into wooden boards … You cant win really as chefs often say the grooves cut into wooden boards after some use is a perfect breeding ground for germs. On the other hand, professional knives should not be used on glass/marble/granite materials as it damages the edge. Ceramic or whetstone sharpeners should be used and I wouldn't put high quality knives in any dishwasher despite claims to the contrary.



I'm just speaking from my perspective as an EHO, and research I studied in my student days.

Wood is the best, particularly when it's good quality, as it outlasts the plastic by a mile, and is from a renewable source. Also, plastic ones break up a great deal and are a common source of physical contamination.

Let's put it this way, when I inspect a butchers, 9/10 of them have butchers' blocks that are so old, the middle of the block is concave. They may also have a number of significant scores within them, however, as long as they use a commercial bactericidal detergent to clean it frequently, they're perfectly safe from my perspective.
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