This Saint-Bernard pocket knife's handle is made of domestic cattle horn tip. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
Named after the Great St Bernard Hospice, a traveler’s hospice on the often treacherous St. Bernard Pass in the Alps located between Switzerland and Italy. The pass, the lodge, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the monk who established the station 1000 years ago. It was originally bred as a working dog, then later to rescue people who were lost in the snow. They carried a mythical small barrel of brandy around their neck to revive frozen mountaineers. Napoleon's soldiers' chronicles tell of how many lives were saved by the Saint-Bernard. Their heroic behavior gave birth to the motto "Nobility, dedication, sacrifice", this motto inspires the St. Bernard knife. The enduring strength, humble beginnings, and unfailing craftsmanship are a tribute to the name.
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. 100% Made in France
Blade: 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
Blade Size: 9 cm (3.500")
Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33") including back lock release
Open Size: 20 cm (8.7/8 ")
Weight: ~ 91 grams (3.2 oz.)
What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support
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Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.
Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole, Fontenille Pataud and Chateau Laguiole contracts Max for their needs.