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Fontenille Pataud Steak Knives
The Laguiole Nature Pocket Knife is a classic example of French craftsmanship. But with the added benefits of a Teflon-assisted lock back system and solid blade stop, this knife has become one of our favorites! It is also worth noting that this knife is big enough to be used as a folding steak knife.
This knife was entirely 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: This 12 cm Laguiole knife features a forged bee, a full-length hand-chiseled spring, and of course, the famous shepherd cross on most models (check photos). This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.
Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom), and the entire blade top edge.
What is a Forged Bee? You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where the bee meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring are 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.
You will receive the actual Knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique pocket 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 pocket knife!
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Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) AKA Aromatic Cedar & Cadinene juniper.
Harvested in France
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 Stainless Steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates & Bolster: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.77 cm (3.84")
Handle Size: 12.10 cm (4.76") including lock back release
Open Size: 22 cm (8.60")
Weight: ~ 99.2 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.