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Fontenille Pataud Steak Knives
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.
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
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.
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.)
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.