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Fontenille Pataud Steak Knives
Before the early 19th-century emergence of the Laguiole knife, French shepherds relied on a versatile tool known as the "Capuchadou" or "capujadou." This all-purpose pocket knife served various functions, including meal preparation and everyday tasks. The addition of the four-leaf clover symbolized good fortune.
Consider this: Crafted in Thiers, the European hub of cutlery, this knife is part of the esteemed Gilles® Fontenille Pataud collections, regarded by many as the finest pocket knives in France. Each knife is meticulously handcrafted by a single craftsman, guaranteeing pride and exclusivity in the final piece. 100% Made in France
Technical aspects: The spring, crafted from 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel, incorporates a blade-stop to preserve the blade's sharpness. The hand-chased "Shamrock" and handle top, created with a file, signify exceptional artisan quality - starkly contrasting to mass-produced knives with welded springs and machine decorations. These intricate file work details render each knife uniquely one-of-a-kind.
You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!
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The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.
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Genuine Buffalo Horn Bark - the outside layer of the horn - (Africa)
Pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.4 cm (3.7")
Bade: Swedish Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel - 56 Hrc.
Handle Size: 12.3 cm (4.65")
Weight: ~ 120 grams (4.2 oz.)
For best care, refrain from submerging in water and dry immediately. We recommend using Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically apply a few drops of lubricant to the axle of all moving parts to maintain optimal performance.