The Capuchadou Pocket Knives by Fontenille Pataud.Before the development of the Laguiole in the early 19th century, French shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care for their flocks of sheep. The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring and liners (top & bottom. The "bee" and the spring (4 leaf-clover) of these knives are forged from one piece of stainless steel. The shamrock also features an optional genuine gemstone in its center. Fontenille Pataud knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. As with all Fontenille Pataud pocket knives, the cutting edge of the blades is protected by a solidly fixed blade stop.