Introducing another exquisite addition to Fontenille Pataud's Corsican series: a highly ergonomic folding knife. Unlike the Rondanira knife, this model showcases a modified single-edge spear point blade. However, please note that it is not meant for throwing purposes. With its considerable length, this knife serves as an excellent choice for daily use at the dining table. It's important to note that this is not a split-joint knife, and the blade cannot be folded unless the lock-back mechanism is pressed firmly.
The Corsican "Moor's head" stamp adorns the blade, reflecting the island's heritage and Napoleon Bonaparte's birthplace. This Corsican knife was created in collaboration with the Zuria family of Bonifacio Corsica, as with all other knives offered by Fontenille Pataud.
Consider this: This knife is entirely handmade in Thiers, Europe's capital of cutlery. The Gilles® Fontenille Pataud collection of knives is highly regarded and considered by many to be among the best pocket knives money can buy. All knives offered by Gilles are made entirely by a single craftsman from start to finish, ensuring that the owner can take pride in the final piece. These knives are 100% made in France.
Technical aspects: Smooth, easy opening & closing is 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.
A 12 cm folding knife can be used as a steak knife; its open length is 8. 3/8" vs. ~9" for a standard steak knife. Why use such a knife at the dinner table or at your favorite steak house? Check out our article (new tab) for the surprising answer.
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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.
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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.
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.
Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-top system: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.5 cm (3.75")
Handle Size including back-lock: 12.2 cm (4.6")
Open Size: 21.5 cm (8.3/8")
Weight: ~ 138 grams (4.8 oz.)