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Corsican Rondinara Folding Knife - Desert Ironwood Handle

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Experience unparalleled efficiency with the "Rondinara" from Fontenille Pataud of France! For over two decades, we've searched for the most ergonomic French folding knife and are proud to say we found it. This knife boasts a long, curvy handle and a compact blade that packs a punch. The unique pistol grip makes it feel like an extension of your hand, giving you the confidence to tackle any task. Don't miss out on this tremendous folding knife's "working power"!

This knife was named after one of Corsica's most secluded white sand beaches. Rondinara is located a few kilometers from Bonifacio in southeast Corsica. This Corsican knife was created in collaboration with the Zuria family of Bonifacio Corsica.

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 French pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are made entirely by a single craftsman, ensuring pride in 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 making contact with the inner area of the spring.

french flag colors

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

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!

Things to Look For
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

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota) - One of the world hardest wood and most difficult to work with due to its density.

This increasingly rare wood comes from dead trees that have been left to dry in the desert heat for decades. As it starts to fossilize, the wood turns reddish brown with a golden hue and beautiful veining. The wood from this very slow growing tree can be well over 100 years old. Harvested in Arizona or Northwestern Mexico.

Good to know: Ironwood can sometimes show tiny knots or small depressions within the wood. This is not considered a defect but rather a characteristic of this wood.

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.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 8.5 cm (3.37")
Handle Size including back-lock: 12.2 cm (4.6") 
Open Size: 20.8 cm (8.18") 
Weight: ~ 152 grams (5.3 oz.)

Corsican Rondinara Folding Knife 12 cm handle

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.Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator

Experience unparalleled efficiency with the "Rondinara" from Fontenille Pataud of France! For over two decades, we've searched for the most ergonomic French folding knife and are proud to say we found it. This knife boasts a long, curvy handle and a compact blade that packs a punch. The unique pistol grip makes it feel like an extension of your hand, giving you the confidence to tackle any task. Don't miss out on this tremendous folding knife's "working power"!

This knife was named after one of Corsica's most secluded white sand beaches. Rondinara is located a few kilometers from Bonifacio in southeast Corsica. This Corsican knife was created in collaboration with the Zuria family of Bonifacio Corsica.

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 French pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are made entirely by a single craftsman, ensuring pride in 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 making contact with the inner area of the spring.

french flag colors

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

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!

Things to Look For
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

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota) - One of the world hardest wood and most difficult to work with due to its density.

This increasingly rare wood comes from dead trees that have been left to dry in the desert heat for decades. As it starts to fossilize, the wood turns reddish brown with a golden hue and beautiful veining. The wood from this very slow growing tree can be well over 100 years old. Harvested in Arizona or Northwestern Mexico.

Good to know: Ironwood can sometimes show tiny knots or small depressions within the wood. This is not considered a defect but rather a characteristic of this wood.

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.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 8.5 cm (3.37")
Handle Size including back-lock: 12.2 cm (4.6") 
Open Size: 20.8 cm (8.18") 
Weight: ~ 152 grams (5.3 oz.)

Corsican Rondinara Folding Knife 12 cm handle

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.Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator