The Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a sleek, forward-thinking pocket knife with an efficient blade locking system that seamlessly fits your everyday life.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France, the "Coute de Tie," the Guild, approved this knife, certifying the design's authenticity. The name Le Thiers® is a tribute to the city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers has, for several centuries, been the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers® Advance knife was designed in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, France's best cutler,
Technical aspects: The Advance folding knife features a larger than usual front bolster, this feature makes the knife "handle heavy" which can be ideal for those who want to keep their grip on it without maintaining high pressure with their fingers or palm. This pocket knife features a Teflon-assisted Mid-lock system that makes opening and closing effortless. The knife also features a built-in blade stop that prevents the blade from making contact with the spring's inner area.
You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
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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.
Suminagashi sandwich steel consists of a VG10 central core covered with 33 layers of stainless steel on each side to give the blade flexibility and ductility. This type of metal is used to create high-quality blades that will handle stress better when cutting through thick or tough materials, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a sharp knife without sacrificing durability.
Blade: Suminagashi VG10 stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Bolster 4 mm stainless.
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.47")
Handle Size: 11.62 cm (4.57") including back lock release
Open Size: 20.42 cm (~8")
Weight: ~ 92 grams (3.2 oz.)
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.