The 9.47 is designed to appeal to knives’ lovers with excellent cutting power combined with an attractive, user-friendly shape, that is as good at cutting soft white squid meat as a thick steak with shallots.
The Gabon ebony is black, deep and with a high density. The sobriety of this precious wood has given him both a silent strength and delicacy of a piano key.
Not dishwasher proof.
Our knives are guaranteed for life.
Non-contractual photo, every knife is unique.
Table knives with flat tang, screw mounted.
Assembly, polishing, shaping, finishing and sharpening all handcrafted in our workshop in Thiers.
Dimensions: 217 mm x 19 mm x 10,5 mm
Dimensions: 110 mm x 19 mm x 2,5 mm
Semi-stainless steel 14C28N (Sandvik) - Cryogenic treatment
Rockwell hardness: 59 HRC
Slow-ground and polished using traditional techniques with scoured buffalo leather.
Dimensions: 107 mm x 19 mm x 10,5 mm
Material: Gabon Ebony
20,6 cm table fork in stainless steel 18/10.
100 % made in France
Finish: brushed on the handle, shiny on the fork and tips.
9.47 is a table story, but also a wine story. This atypical table knife was imagined by former 1 Michelin star chef Yves Charles.
At the end of 2004, during a meal organised by Yves Charles in his restaurant with friends, some dinner guests were about to enjoy an succulent duck breast. Some had taken their own pocket knives "Le Français" by Perceval; the others used those dressed on the table. They noticed that the meat was perfectly cut with pocket knives, whereas it rolled laboriously under the thread of the restaurant's knives.
Yves questionned himself: " Would it be possible to find the same edge than those pocket knives on table knives ? "
The idea was born : go back to the origin of a knife's function: its cutting edge. A table knife should be designed with as much care as a pocket knife. After many discussions around this project during the evening, they came to the conclusion that this knife would take the same shape than the model which inspired the idea. A large part of this creative energy had been probably maliciously inspired by the wine shared during this meal.
A "primeur" wine with 9,47° alcohol, produced by one of the dinner guests: Stéphane Majeune from the Peyra domain. This wine was about to give its name to this new project : the 9.47 table knife.
Inspired by the simplicity of the "Le Français" model, Yves Charles created his "signature" table knife, the 9.47, while working as a Michelin-starred restaurateur in Paris. The idea was simple: produce a table knife with the same qualities as a folding knife. This model is designed to appeal to lovers of knives with excellent cutting power combined with an attractive, user-friendly shape, that is equally good at cutting soft white squid meat or a thick steak with shallots.
Simple and elegant, the 9.47 knife stands out with its sleek, timeless lines.