Handcrafted in Thiers-France, this knife was approved by the "Coute de Tie," the Guild which certifies the authenticity of the design. The name Le Thiers® Nature by Fontenille Pataud” 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® Nature by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in.
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 contacting the inner area of the spring.
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.
You need to know
Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.
Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated.
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.
Bolster 4.3 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 8.6 cm (3.25")
Handle Size: 11.6 cm (4.52") including back lock release
Open Size: 20.2 cm (8")
Weight: ~ 107 grams (3.8 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.