Named after the village of Yssingeaux (translation from local dialect = five cockerels), this knife honors the Gallic Rooster, the unofficial national bird of France. With his rooster crest look-back mechanism and Teflon washers, this charismatic knife's blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing.
This knife was 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 French 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.
Technical aspects: Smooth, easy opening & closing are provided by a Teflon-assisted lock back system. This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from contacting the inner area of the spring. 100% Made in France
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
Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.
Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated.
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: 14C28Nstainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Bee/Fly: Genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay
Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.45")
Handle Size: 11.27 cm (4.44") including back lock release
Open Size: 20 cm (7.7/8 ")
Weight: ~ 93 grams (3.3 oz.)
Sheath we recommend: Randonneur Prestige size 10/11 cm
Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts.