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Fontenille Pataud

Capuchadou 10 cm Guilloche Folding Knife Horn Tip Handle #2

 Before the development of the Laguiole in the 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 four leaves clover was added for good luck.

Technical aspects: The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a blade-stop that helps maintain the edge of the blade. The "Shamrock", as well as the handle's top, are hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass-market knives that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind. 

Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiselling of the spring, liners (top & bottom) and blade top. The "bee" and the spring (4 leaf clover) of this knife are forged from one piece of stainless steel. The shamrock also features a genuine Lapis lazuli gemstone in its center.

🎯Actual Knife Pictured (WYSIWYG)
Handle Material:
 Horn Tip from domestic African Zebu. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7 cm (2.76")
Handle Size: 10 cm (3.93")
Open Size: 17 cm (6.69")
Weight: ~ 94 grams (3.3 oz.)

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What is a Forged Bee? You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring were forged from the same piece of metal. You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.

Most inexpensive French pocket knives found on the market have a soldered bee. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering it saves time and money, this is why the cost of such knives can be substantially less. 

What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support