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Fontenille Pataud Steak Knives
The Pialincu (Peasant in southern Corsican dialect) - was created by Antoine Zuria and Robert Beillonnet (Awarded best custom French knife maker in 1997 & 2000). This 10.5 handle pocket knife incorporates a precision lock back mechanism to ensure that the blade locks securely when in use. The addition of Teflon washers will make sure that the blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing. One-piece forged spring and "Bee".
Consider this: This knife is handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France
Technical aspects: Smooth opening & closing of the blade is provided by a Teflon-assisted lock back system. This knife features a solid hardened blade stop to protect the blade's edge. Unlike cheap mass-market products with machine-decorated springs, the spring top of this knife is hand-chased with a file. The "bee" on this knife represents the outline of the island of Corsica. Combined with incredible quality and attention to detail, these details make each knife one of a kind. A numbered warranty certificate and a soft leather sheath are included with your purchase.
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.
You need to know
Stabilized burled beech "End-Grain" or "Bois Debout" in French harvested in France. End grain is the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings. Rather than cutting a plank of wood the trunk's length, end grain wood is actually cut at a 90-degree angle to the grain. This type of cut exposes the character of the wood rings and graining.
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.
Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 2.5 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.25 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 2.5 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 8.3 cm (3.28")
Handle Size: 10.4 cm (4.10") including back lock release
Open Size: 18.7 cm (7.35")
Weight: ~ 100 grams (3.5 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.